Paradigm Veteran Lucy Stille Joins APA (Exclusive)

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Lucy Stille

The New York-based agent will lead APA’s literary efforts on the east coast.

Veteran literary agent Lucy Stille has joined APA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. In doing so, she leaves Paradigm, the agency she helped establish 21 years ago.

Stille will focus on expanding APA’s literary presence on the east coast, working out of its new offices in New York City. The agency recently moved into a 28,000-square-foot space comprising the entire 17th floor of the Sports Illustrated building in midtown Manhattan.

"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 will report to APA executive vp/partner and head of feature literary David Saunders and executive vp/partner and head of television literary Lee Dinstman. "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," the two said in a 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."

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. Prior to helping start Paradigm, Stille was a publishing agent at New York's Sanford J. Greenburger, and she began her career in publicity and marketing for the city's not-for-profit theater Playwrights Horizons.