Bharati Mukherjee, writer, by Linda Leith

2017-02-15 14:43:16

Author Bharati Mukherjee wrote of immigrant lives.
Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Photo of Bharati Mukherjee by Evelyn Hofer,
as it appears in Saturday Night, March 1981.

Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners, by Linda Leith

2016-08-19 11:14:49

The Shenzhen Economic Daily was preparing a 3-page feature on the publication of Shenzheners, the first of the Chinese-Canadian writer Xue Yiwei's books to appear in English, and I was asked to write about why LLP chose to publish the collection. What follows is the text I wrote, which Yiwei then translated into Chinese.

Going Your Own Way, by Linda Leith

2016-05-14 08:25:25

Asked to present the keynote talk yesterday at the QUESCREN conference Connect and Disconnect: Anglophones, the English Language, and Montreal's Creative Economy, I took the opportunity to consider what has changed and what has remained the same in Montreal's anglophone literary milieu in the six years since the publication of my essay Writing in the Time of Nationalism (Signature Editions, 2010). What follows is a short excerpt from that talk.

Women, Words, and Leadership

2016-04-12 06:55:05

On 11 April, 2016, Linda Leith participated in TD Blue Met Talks: Femmes & leadership | Women & Leadership during the Opening Cocktail of the 18th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.

Blue Met had invited several women of influence to speak about the power of words, women in leadership and how books have inspired and changed them and their careers. The other participants were Louise-Ann MaziakMarie-Josée BédardSuzanne Fortier, and Marie Giguère

A Feasibility Study, by Linda Leith

2015-11-07 14:10:24


Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife was published by LLP in Spring 2015.

In September 2014, LLP embarked on a process that has led, one year later, to the decision to publish books in French as well as English.

The first step was a grant application to the Canada Council, in which we made a committment to disseminate the results of the process. This three-part article was submitted in slightly different form to the agency in September 2015 as part of our final report to the Leadership for Change program. 

This is Part III of a three-part text, The Decision to Publish in French

Part I is here; Part II is here.

Do Other Canadian Publishers Work in Two Languages? by Linda Leith

2015-11-07 13:54:12


The six titles LLP published in 2013.

In September 2014, LLP embarked on a process that has led, one year later, to the decision to publish books in French as well as English.

The first step was a grant application to the Canada Council, in which we made a committment to disseminate the results of the process. This three-part article was submitted in slightly different form to the agency in September 2015 as part of our final report to the Leadership for Change program. 

This is Part II of a three-part text, The Decision to Publish in French. Part I is here; Part III is here.

The Decision to Publish in French, Part I, by Linda Leith

2015-11-07 13:20:14


Abou Farman's Clerks of the Passage is one of seven books LLP published in its launch year, 2012.

In September 2014, LLP embarked on a process that has led, one year later, to the decision to publish books in French as well as English.

The first step was a grant application to the Canada Council, in which we made a committment to disseminate the results of the process. This three-part article was submitted in slightly different form to the agency in September 2015 as part of our final report to the Leadership for Change program. 

This is Part I of a three-part text. Part II is here.

A Fairy-tale Victory for Justin Trudeau

2015-10-20 21:40:56

This is a fairy-tale victory for Justin Trudeau. An extraordinary triumph: a majority in Parliament, Liberals elected in every province—even Alberta—and all three territories; a clean sweep of the Maritimes; an entirely unanticipated forty-seven seats in Quebec. And, best of all, no more Harper.

The Music Will Surely Live On, II, by Maurie Alioff

2015-08-12 21:43:45

“There's a lot more to come,” says Lady G, “a lot more good things to come. Just like anything else, you can have good and bad. The bad is going to get lost somewhere. The good is going to prevail. Because good is always over evil. It's just one of those things. Every day you have a new artist from the reggae or the dance hall fraternity. It can never stop. Music will surely live on.”

Lady Saw
Photo: Maurie Alioff

Divas at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, I, by Maurie Alioff

2015-08-09 16:47:42

The timing could not be better for the Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 14-16). Everyone is curious about Lady Saw: her changing look, and how far she goes with her lyrics and dance moves. Everyone is also eager to hear Saw handling hits like her spectacularly raunchy song of desire, Heels On.

Lady Saw 
Photo: Maurie Alioff



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