LAURIE GRASSI joined Simon & Schuster Canada in January 2017 as Senior Editor. Before that she worked in publishing for over two decades, notably as books editor at Chatelaine magazine, where she interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert, David Mitchell, Helen Humphreys, and David Nicholls, among others. Current authors include New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, Governor General’s Award finalist Maria Mutch, and bestselling authors Daniel Kalla, Catherine McKenzie, Andrew Pyper, Nathan Ripley, and Patrick Senécal. Laurie actively acquires literary fiction, upmarket commercial novels, memoir, and narrative non-fiction. She is delighted by tales that delve into the art and literary worlds, has a taste for unconventional plot structures, and wants to fall for characters—miscreant and otherwise.