Random House Group

The Currency Team

Leah Trouwborst is a Senior Editor at Crown and Currency. She acquires expert-driven and narrative nonfiction with a focus on behavioral and social science, business, big idea, current affairs, narrative journalism, and memoir. Authors who explore why we do what we do, who can tell a story that simultaneously entertains and informs, whose work is steeped in research or reporting, or who can dismantle lazy orthodoxy are a particularly good fit for her list. Over the course of her career she has worked with computer scientist and writer Julie Zhuo, therapist KC Davis, cognitive psychologist and poker champion Annie Duke, Financial Times reporter Robin Wigglesworth, cybersecurity expert and former con artist Frank Abagnale, entrepreneurship coach Marie Forleo, and Bullet Journal creator Ryder Carroll. Previously, she has held positions at Simon Element/S&S and Portfolio/PRH, where she published four New York Times bestsellers and nine Wall Street Journal bestsellers. 

Paul Whitlatch, Executive Editor, joined Crown in 2019 after previous positions at Hachette, Scribner, and Norton. He acquires for the Crown and Currency lists, with a focus on adventurous narrative nonfiction, current events, popular history, and books by leading thinkers in business and technology. Bestsellers acquired by Whitlatch include Code Girls by Liza Mundy, Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, The Precipice by Toby Ord, and The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. His new and forthcoming publications include The Earned Life by Marshall Goldsmith, Burn Rate by Andy Dunn, and The Sisterhood by Liza Mundy.

Amy Li, Associate Editor at Crown and Currency, joined the team in 2021 from McGraw-Hill Business, where she edited Erica Keswin’s Wall Street Journal bestsellers Bring Your Human to Work and Rituals Roadmap. She is passionate about publishing diverse voices and is interested in narrative driven works in the areas of current affairs, social justice (especially Asian American issues), social science, investigative journalism, memoir, history, and politics, as well as big idea books by thought leaders in business. Since joining Crown, she has worked with bestselling authors including Tina Brown, Susan Cain, A.J. Jacobs, and Johann Hari.