Veteran literary agent Lucy Stille, who was one of the founding partners of Paradigm, has joined APA, where she’ll focus on expanding the agency’s literary presence on the East Coast.
After 21 years at Paradigm, Stille is ready for a new challenge, and she’ll be working out of APA’s new offices in midtown Manhattan. She recently negotiated the sale of Glenn Greenwald’s book “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” to Sony Pictures.
“Despite terrific years at Paradigm working with many wonderful colleagues, I’m thrilled to be joining APA,” Stille said in a statement. “Their commitment and enthusiasm for a strong literary presence in New York aligns perfectly with what I want in the next chapter in my career.”
Stille’s clients include writer/directors John Sayles and Raymond de Felitta, director Luis Mandoki, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz and authors Dean Koontz, David Baldacci, Erik Larson, Francesca Lia Block, Scott Sigler and Daniel Palmer. Stille represented “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King for years, though the duo have elected to stay at Paradigm.
Stille will report to APA’s David Saunders and Lee Dinstman, the heads of the agency’s motion picture and television literary departments, respectively.
“We’re extremely happy to have a talented and respected agent such as Lucy join our team as we continue to grow and expand our east coast operations,” Saunders and Dinstman said in a joint statement. “Lucy’s style, reputation, expertise and track record speak volumes. She’s simply one of the best in the business, and we’re certain her contributions will be a tremendous asset to the firm moving forward.”
Prior to helping start Paradigm, Stille was a publishing agent at New York’s Sanford J. Greenburger. She got her start handling publicity and marketing for the city’s non-profit theater Playwrights Horizons.[Full Disclosure: Stille’s son, Lucas Shaw, works at TheWrap]