Grace Paul is joining Trapeze as senior commissioning editor for non-fiction. Reporting to publisher Anna Valentine, she takes up her position on 29th October.
Paul joins from Headline where she has been for the past two years, during which time she has commissioned Lagom, an IP project which went on to be a global seller through a large number of co-editions and rights deals, as well as putting together the Christmas hit Bletchley Park Brainteasers and this year’s Secret Service Brainteasers. She also commissioned the official tie-in to "Queer Eye". Previously she worked at BBC Books. on brands including "Strictly Come Dancing", "Match of the Day", "Proms" and "Doctor Who".
Valentine said: "Grace’s reputation precedes her both within Carmelite House and the wider agenting community, and I’m delighted that she is joining Trapeze in what is a key role in our overall growth strategy. I've long admired Grace’s publishing and her innate ability to spot the next big thing. Her dynamism and energy makes her a natural fit for Team Trapeze, and I’m very excited to see her list develop in due course."
Paul said: "I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Headline and am very grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve received, especially from Sarah Emsley, Lindsey Evans and Mari Evans. I will miss everyone enormously but I’ve admired Trapeze and their impressive list from afar since the imprint was set up, and I’m incredibly excited to be able to work with such a dynamic team led by Anna Valentine whilst building a list which complements this. I can’t wait to get started."