Paul Reizin

(c) Clare Alexander

Aitken Alexander are sad to announce that Paul Reizin, our long-time client, passed away last week after a short illness. Paul had a successful media career, beginning in press and radio before he moved into TV, working in front of the camera and as a producer in factual entertainment programming before becoming a writer. He was the author of five novels and one work of non-fiction. Most recently he had found success with two novels written as P.Z. Reizin – HAPPINESS FOR HUMANS (which was sold for translation into 26 languages) and ASK ME ANYTHING – both were published by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in America and screen adaptations of both books are in development.

Paul’s former Tv-Am colleague, Lorraine Kelly, has led tributes describing him as “a lovely man. Funny and smart as a whip.” BBC journalist Nick Owen wrote: “Terrible news. What a character he was – good journalist and hugely entertaining colleague.”

His agent, Clare Alexander said: ‘Paul became my client and friend at the beginning of the millennium and our professional and personal relationship turned out to be a wild and crazy ride. He started out writing ‘Lad lit’ for Headline before moving to Transworld with first a rom com and then a work of non-fiction about his many mis-adventures on the dating scene before finally finding ‘the one’ and having a baby. ‘The one’ was his wife Ruth and she and Rachel, his beloved daughter, were able to be with him at home until the end. His most recent incarnation as an author was as P.Z Reizin, writing two clever, funny, big-hearted novels that were immediately snapped up for Film and TV. I look forward to the day when one or both make it to the screen and the books become the international bestsellers they deserve to be. I will miss Paul very much indeed.’

The thoughts of everyone at Aitken Alexander are with Paul’s family.