About Linda Leith Publishing
Montreal writer Linda Leith created LLP in June 2011, six months after leaving Blue Metropolis Foundation. As the founder and artistic director of Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival for thirteen years, she had the unique privilege of bringing some of the world's best writers to Montreal – among them Mavis Gallant, Carlos Fuentes, A.B. Yehoshua, Norman Mailer, A.S. Byatt, and Alaa al Aswany. As owner of LLP, she is delighted to have the opportunity to bring some of Canada's best writers to the world.
LLP is a trade publishing specializing in literary fiction, non-fiction, short Singles essays and occasionally cartoons. We have a special love of short books – novella-length fiction and the kinds of essays you can still find in the pages of The New Yorker but not too many other places – and edgy topics, but what we love most are good books that might not see the light of day if it were not for LLP.
This is a publishing programme of great quality, and it has made LLP's one of the most exciting launches on the literary publishing scene in recent years. Four of our launch-year authors won or were nominated for national prizes and all our first novels were honoured with prizes and award nominations, including Canada Reads 2013 and the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Arthur Ellis Awards and the Alberta Readers' Choice Awards. We have attracted the attention of the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Maclean's, Quill & Quire, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Edmonton Journal, The Gazette, Montreal Review of Books, Literary Review of Canada, CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition, CBC TV's The National, and many other fine media. And every year we launch our recent titles at the Blue Metropolis festival in Montreal as well as organizing many other opportunities for our authors to meet their readers.
This is the romance of books. The chance to put writers and readers together.
We regret to say that LLP is not in a position to make any hirings at present, and there are no openings for interns.
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Linda Leith Publishing is proud to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians through the country.
LLP acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, an initiative of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, for its translation activities.
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The Montreal Launch of Linda Leith Publishing, Blue Met
The Toronto launch, at Massey College
Margaret Atwood with Andrew Phillips of the Toronto Star, with Graeme Gibson and author Rick Salutin at the LLP launch at Massey College, Toronto,
April 5, 2012
[Photo: Linda Leith]
Tweet from Margaret Atwood April 13, 2012 @MargaretAtwood: Look! New publishing house launches, + Rick Salutin on keeping public education public: http://www.lindaleith.com/publishings/view/6 @TorontoStar
The Gazette article, written by Victor Swoboda, also appeared April 13th in the Edmonton Journal and the Dallas News, and on April 18th on Top News Today.
For Immediate Release: Atwood, Polley attend launch of Linda Leith Publishing
Toronto (April 10, 2012) Linda Leith, founder and former artistic director of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival celebrated the launch of her new literary press in Toronto on Thursday night with Keeping the Public in Public Education by Rick Salutin, drawing luminaries such as Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, Sarah Polley, Charles Pachter, Howard Engel and Dusan Petricic to an event at the University of Toronto. Also in attendance were journalists Warren Clements and Erica Ritter, Toronto Star editorial page editor Andrew Phillips, and agent Bruce Westwood, President of Westwood Creative Artists.
Hosted by John Fraser at Massey College, and presented in association with Annie Kidder of People for Education, the event celebrated both the launch of a new Canadian publishing house and the challenge to public education at a time when the entire public sector "dares not speak its name."
Fraser, in opening remarks, quipped that in publishing Salutin in his first issue of Saturday Night, he succeeded unequivocally in demonstrating his magazine wasn't a voice-piece for [then owner] Conrad Black. Kidder praised Salutin as one of Canada's great thinkers, demonstrating that the conversation about public institutions (in Ontario and elsewhere) is exciting, necessary and rife with possibility.
Salutin's book, a trenchant defense of teachers in the public system, is the first in the LLP SINGLES series, a pioneering series of provocative shorts (essays under 100 pages in length). LLP SINGLES meet the challenge of the digital age, says Leith, "short enough to be read in a sitting -- and long enough to develop a provocative argument."
Leith describes her publishing mandate as "telling truths"; naming her specialties as SINGLES, literary fiction and political satire, including two upcoming books of political cartoons, one by popular Montreal Gazette cartoonist Aislin (Terry Mosher) and the other edited by him. She describes herself as publishing in the romantic tradition of underground pamphlets and samizdat publishing – priding herself on books that might not otherwise see the light of day.
In the new digital world, she says, their commercial potential is uninhibited, and bestsellers will come from unexpected corners. The LLP publishing experience, Salutin adds, is one of the best he's had in his career to date.
Leith's stated intention with literary fiction (she is a novelist herself) is to introduce edgy new voices and styles to an international readership. Award-winning novelist and biographer Charlie Foran describes the LLP vision as "intrepid and lively and interesting."
Linda Leith Publishing will officially launch in Quebec City this week at Festival Imagination and Blue Metropolis on April 20th, introducing the SINGLES series and The Darling of Kandahar by Romanian-Canadian Felicia Mihali, whose style Leith likens to Quebec writer Marie-Claire Blais and Canadian Nancy Huston, who writes in French and English. (See press releases for both books attached.)
As the founder of Montreal's internationally renowned literary festival, Linda Leith has a cosmopolitan vision. During her tenure, Blue Metropolis became the largest and most diverse of Canada's festivals, offering events in a multitude of languages, attracting writers from all over the world, and granting lifetime achievement awards to Norman Mailer, Mavis Gallant, Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Atwood, Alaa Al Aswani, Amitav Ghosh and A.S. Byatt, among others.
LLP buys world rights, publishes in both English and French, in both physical and ebook format. Canadian and US sales are handled by the Literary Press Group, ebook distribution by eBound Canada.
Details of UPCOMING TITLES by Abou Farman, Peter Kirby, Terry Mosher, and Tommy Schnurmacher here
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- The LLP authors popping up at the Atwater Library next weekend include the event host Terry Mosher, Peter Kirby, Martine Delvaux and translator David Homel, Felicia Mihali, Issa J. Boullata, Connie Guzzo McParland, Michael Blair, Elaine Kalman Naves, Denis Sampson, and Dr. Yosh Taguchi.
HOLIDAY POP-UP BOOK FAIR, LLP Author Appearances, Atwater Library, 2nd floor, 1200 Atwater, Montreal
[Authors will appear at the LLP stand for one hour, unless otherwise indicated.]
Friday, November 27
5:30 p.m. Terry Mosher (Aislin), Michael Blair
6 p.m. David Homel
6:30 p.m. Peter Kirby
Dr. Yosh Taguchi
Saturday, November 28
10:30 a.m. Issa J. Boullata
11 a.m. Martine Delvaux
11.30 a.m. Peter Kirby
12 noon Terry Mosher (Aislin) – 2 hours
1 p.m. Dr. Yosh Taguchi
1:30 p.m. Connie Guzzo-McParland
2 p.m. Denis Sampson
2:30 p.m. Elaine Kalman Naves
3 p.m. Michael Blair
- November 27-28, 2015: Montreal's first Holiday Pop-up Book Fair takes place at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre. All your favourite publishers and writers will be there. Your chance to pick up some superb books for your favourite people--fiction, non-fiction, children's books, graphic novels, cartoons, etc. Watch this space for further details. 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, upstairs in the Auditorium.
- November 24, 2015: Terry Mosher talks to Barry Morgan about his cartoons and the upcoming Holiday Pop-up Book Fair that Terry is hosting Nov 27-28.
- November 24, 2015: "Smart yet tender, funny yet deep,The Book of Faith is a sly, witty send-up of squabble-filled synagogue politics deftly penned by Elaine Kalman Naves." Review of Elaine Kalman Naves's novel in NYC magazine Lilith, which bills itself as "independent, Jewish, and frankly feminist."
- November 20, 2015: Here's what Ian McGillis writes in The Gazette about the Holiday Pop-up Book Fair. It takes place Friday, November 27, from 5.30 p.m. and November 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atwater Library in Montreal.
- November 18, 2015: Linda Leith, President of the Montreal publishing house Linda Leith Éditions, is delighted to announce that Maurice Forget is joining LLÉ as Conseiller éditorial. Details here.
- November 29, 2015: Peter Kirby, author of Open Season, appears at the Mansonville Memorial Library, Mansonville, Quebec, 2 - 4 p.m.
- November 25, 2015: Elaine Kalman Naves, author of The Book of Faith, appears at the Westmount Public Library, 7 p.m.
- November 19, 2015, 4.30 - 5.30 p.m.: Linda Leith Publishing author appearances at Stand 409, Salon du livre de Montréal, 800 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest.
- November 19, 2015, 6 p.m.: Book launch. Jack Jedwab'sCounterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints. Salon du livre de Montréal, 800 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Mezzanine, Salle 5.
- November 18-23, 2015: Linda Leith Publishing will be at the 38th annual Salon du livre de Montréal, 800 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, stand #409. Entrance $8.00 general admission for one adult; 2 for 1 on Thursday and Friday (Nov 19 and 20). Free to members of UNEQ. For more practical info check out this page.
- November 16, 2015: Peter Kirby's "novels featuring Montreal Det. Insp. Luc Vanier--Open Season is the third--hit all the right notes. They are exact, precise, and entirely convincing." --Jack Batten,Toronto Star 16 Nov 2015.
- November 16, 2015: Author Jack Jedwab writes that "We Must Rethink the "root causes" of terror" in Huffington Post Canada.
- November 11, 2015: Peter Kirby's novel Open Season is the first English-language novel to be included in the Lire vous transporte promotion on the bus and métro system in Montreal and Quebec City. Here's the link.
- November 7, 2015: The Decision to Publish in French. 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. Part I of this three-part text is here; Part II is here; and Part IIi is here.
November 5, 2015: Linda Leith is delighted to announce that Carolyn Boll is joining LLP as Communications Consultant.
Carolyn Boll has a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA from the Department of Communications at Concordia University and is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. She is the recipient of dance grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and from the Canada Council for the Arts. A writer, editor, and social-media curator, she provides strategic written and visual content for artists, performers, and authors. Her poetry has appeared in The Gay & Lesbian Review and Lavender Review, where she was Guest Art Editor of the Dance Issue.
"Being part of this dynamic team is very exciting,” Carolyn writes. “In a surprisingly short time, Linda Leith has succeeded in bringing together works that reflect a vision that is intelligent, informative and inquisitive, whether it's in fiction, non-fiction, or political cartoons. I am very much looking forward to promoting this growing list of LLP books and authors."
Incorporated by writer and Blue Metropolis founder Linda Leith in June 2011, Linda Leith Publishing is a trade publishing house specializing in Canadian literary fiction, non-fiction, and cartoons. LLP has published thirty books since its inaugural season in Spring 2012, including 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominee Jennifer Quist, 2013 Canada Reads nominee Felicia Mihali, Peter Kirby’s acclaimed Luc Vanier crime series, and three titles by award-winning Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin).
David Gawley joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer in Fall 2012, award-winning poet; editor and translator Katia Grubisic was appointed Associate Editor in August 2014; and novelist and editor Elise Moser joined LLP as Associate Editor in July 2015.
“LLP has grown steadily over the past three years,” Leith says, “and we increased the number of titles published this year by fifty percent. We’re thrilled that Carolyn has agreed to join us. Ours is a multi-talented team publishing and promoting terrific books.”
November 10, 2015: Jennifer Quist reads from Sistering at Filling Station‘s Flywheel Reading Series, 7 p.m., Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, Alberta
- November 9, 2015: Peter Kirby's new novel Open Season has been chosen as one of the books to be featured on the Montreal and Quebec City public transit systems, starting November 9th.
These pix of a couple of displays in the Montreal métro are from last year's Lire vous transporte program, which invites travelers to download the books' first chapter.
- October 29, 2015: Another great review of The Book of Faith, by Elaine Kalman Naves: "Erica reluctantly agrees to write the memoir of a wealthy survivor member of Congregation Emunath, the boorish Melly Darwin. The former Melech Meyer Wiener from a Polish town wants to be immortalized as a hero; Erica is too faithful to the truth to oblige. Kalman Naves’ portrayal of this self-made man and his crass wife, Bubbles, and their adult children is priceless." reviewer Janice Arnold in Canadian Jewish News.
- October 28, 2015: Novelist Joan Barfoot reviews Peter Kirby's Open Season in the London Free Press--and the review is reprinted October 31, 2015 in the Chatham Daily News, The Sudbury Star, The Observer (Sarnia ON), and the Niagara Falls Review!
- October 21, 2015: On Death, Love, and Family in Jennifer Quist’s Novels, by Léonicka Valcius. On All Lit Up!
- October 21, 2015: In Canadian Crime Lit Circles, readers are introduced to two separate, yet distinctly important groups of sleuths: the amateurs, who stumble upon crimes taking place around them, and the professionals, who tackle dirtbags for dollars. These are their stories. First up is Detective Luc Vanier of Montreal. All Lit Up does it again.
- October 20, 2015: 6 - 8 p.m. The Literary Press Group of Canada is celebrating its 40th anniversary of supporting Canadian publishers and Canadian books with events across Canada featuring member publishers' authors. Peter Kirby (Linda Leith Publishing), Oana Avasilichioaei (Wolsak and Wynn), Melissa Bull (Anvil Press), and Laurence Miall (NeWest Press) are hosted by Linda Leith at Paragraphe Books, 2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal.
- October 6, 2015: Mark your calendars! Peter Kirby's Book Launch for Open Season will take place at Paragraphe Books, Montreal, on October 6th, 6-7.30 p.m.
- October 6, 2015: Peter Kirby will be the guest on Mutsumi Takahashi's Book Club, 12.30 p.m. The topic? Open Season.
- September 30, 2015: "The Book of Faith by is a totally engrossing novel." -- Richard King, CBC Radio -- Home Run.
- September 30, 2015: Join us to celebrate the launch of The Book of Faith by Elaine Kalman Naves. Atwater Library Reading Room, 1200 Atwater, Montreal. 6-8 p.m.
- September 29, 2015: Jennifer Quist's Sistering launch party, 7 p.m., Audrey Books 10702 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta
- September, 26, 2015: Martine Delvaux, author of Bitter Rose, appears with poet Stephanie Bolster and poet and essayist Mark Abley at thePointe-Claire Public Library as part of the Journées de la Culture.
- September 25, 2015: Elaine Kalman Naves will be the guest on Mutsumi Takahashi's Book Club, 12.30 p.m., talking about The Book of Faith.
- September 21, 2015: Jennier Quist and #yegbookclub live on Twitter 7 to 8 p.m. DST for a discussion of Love Letters of the Angels of Death.
- September 19, 2015: Why the 49th Shelf is taking notice of the "unputdownable" Open Season: "This is Kirby's third Luc Vanier novel; all three have been critical acclaimed. And how could we not be taking notice of a book about desperate refugees considering recent news headlines?"
- September 19, 2015: Pub date for Jack Jedwab's Counterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints.
- September 18, 2015 : First book event for Jennifer Quist's Sistering. At Sunworks, 7 p.m., 4924-50 St., Red Deer Alberta
- September 17, 2015 : Quill and Quire reviews The Book of Faith by Elaine Kalman Naves: "Jane Austen and Mordecai Richler are not names that suggest an immediate association. But they are the antecedents that the publisher of Elaine Kalman Naves's debut novel invoke to describe the story of three women--known as the Three Graces--who worship at the same Montreal synagogue. Naves, a former literary columnist for the Montreal Gazette, examines friendship among women in the context of faith and religious politics.The documentary-like dissection of contemporary women's lives recalls Austen; the scabrous humour and contemporary Montreal setting suggest Richler."-- Quill & Quire, October 2015, p. 33.
- September 15, 2015: Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting author Wade Rowland writes in Huffington Post on why the CBC should be an election issue.
- September 12, 2015: Here's Peter Kirby's latest blog post, on finishing his 3rd Luc Vanier novel Open Season -- which is published today.
- September 12, 2015: Publication date for Peter Kirby's Open Season. The first two chapters here.
- Sistering's on the CBC Books Fall reading list.
- September 11, 2015, 7.30 p.m: Caterina Edwards is on the move! Her next stop will be McNally Robinson in Wininipeg.
- September 8, 2015: LLP is featured on the Literary Press Group's In House series as a press that's "making the world a better place, one book at a time." Thank you to the whizz-bang LPG team!
- September 6, 2015: Open Season author Peter Kirby is interviewed by CBC Radio host Sonali Karnick on All in a Weekend. Here's a teaser from the CBC website:
"Human trafficking and refugee claims are just two of the issues that author Peter Kirby tackles in his latest crime novel. He didn't have to look far for inspiration. Kirby talks about basing his fiction in reality."
- September 5, 2015: More great press for Sistering author Jennifer Quist, this time a feature in the St. Albert Gazette by Scott Hayes, who writes, "I don't have any sisters, but thanks to Jennifer Quists's new novel, I feel like I've just taken a crash course through the lives, the dramas, the personalities, and the many, many conversations of five sisters."
- September 3, 2015: Here's Michael Hingston's Edmonton Journal piece on Jenn Quist, whose second novel Sistering has just been published by LLP.
- This is what happens when you tell your Sales team--the amazingManda Group--about some of the terrific press that LLP authors are getting.
- August 26, 2015: Richard King reviews Open Season, the new Luc Vanier novel by Peter Kirby, on Home Run. And tweets about it: "@richardking18
As I reported on @cbcHomerun Open Season by Peter Kirby is a well-plotted can't-put-down mystery with terrific characters @LL_Publishing"
- August 19, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting is the No. 1 new release in Radio and Wireless on amazon.ca
- August 19, 2015: Sistering author Jennifer Quist knows something about writing good novels--and something about families, too, what with all those sisters and her own five sons. Here's her piece on the Family Saga on The 49th Shelf.
- August 17, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting in the York University yfile.
- August 16, 2015: Jennifer Quist's new novel Sistering got an enthusiastic review by Angie Abdou on Daybreak Alberta today. Here are just a couple of highlights from her chat with Chris dela Torre:
"Jennifer Quist is really cooking."
"This definitely doesn't sound like CanLit!"
"I would love to see this book in the mix for the Leacock Award for Humour."
Hear for yourselves.
- August 14-16, 2015: The Sicilian Wife author Caterina Edwards will be appearing at When Words Collide, at the Delta Calgary South.
- August 12, 2015: Pickle Me This reviews Jennifer Quist's Sistering: "Weird and original, a dark comedy indeed—not necessarily miles away from Sela Ward and Sisters either. This is one that will appeal in particular to readers who loved Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean, and to anyone who ever had a pack of sisters."
- August 11, 2015: Publishers Weekly reviews The Sicilian Wife: "Edwards builds a rich and complex story, moving smoothly between past and present and between Italy and Canada. She develops characters and story lines independently, and then connects them convincingly to build a credible and wonderful literary noir story of love, hate, deception, and revenge."
- August 11, 2015: "The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates" -- Wade Rowland, the author of Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (pub date Aug 15).
- August 8, 2015: A great August read! Wade Rowland's magnificent new book Canada Lives Here, the tumultuous story of public broadcasting in Canada (Aug. 15). With a cover image by the inimitable Terry Mosher (Aislin).
- August 7, 2015: The 49th Shelf is featuring Jennifer Quists's Sistering PROMINENTLY! --and ...
- August 7, 2015: ... more on The 49th Shelf -- a whole feature on Sisters in CanLit, very much including Jennifer Quist's Sistering.
- August 5, 2015: The September Quill & Quire has just arrived with Angie Abdou's terrific review of Sistering, by Jennifer Quist, which she compares to a Canadian version of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, focusing on straight people in Edmonton. "Quist has created a rollicking page-turner, a tall tale full of black humour and extreme human drama that will make for excellent escapist reading."
- July 27, 2015 Jim Napier's terrific review of Peter Kirby's new mystery, Open Season, has been posted on Deadly Diversions.
- July 26, 2015: The Times of Sicily reviews Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife and finds "a refreshingly authentic portrait of contemporary Sicily."
- July 26, 2015: The 49th Shelf's list of most-anticipated fiction for Fall includes Jennifer Quist's Sistering (Aug. 15), as well as Peter Kirby's new Luc Vanier novel, Open Season (Sept. 12), and Elaine Kalman Naves's The Book of Faith (Sept. 24).
- July 24, 2015: Wade Rowland's Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (Aug. 15) is highlighted in The 49th Shelf's list of most-anticipated Fall non-fiction.
- July 10, 2015: Jade Colbert's Globe and Mail review of Martine Delvaux's novel Bitter Rose, translated by David Homel, is just out.
- July 9, 2015: Caterina Edwards, who created police chief Marisa in her literary noir The Sicilian Wife, knows a thing or two about Lady Sleuths, which is her subject in this piece on the 49th Shelf.
- July 3, 2015: The first review of Peter Kirby's much-anticipated new Luc Vanier novel, Open Season, is out and it's excellent.
Reviewer Jim Napier writes: "Is it too early in the series to call Open Season a breakout novel? Kirby’s two previous Vanier stories were also deftly crafted, well-told tales, but his latest work steps up the intrigue several notches, resulting in a perfectly plotted, nicely paced, edge-of-your seat thriller that also has gravitas; and it has all the earmarks of a winner. Open Season may quite possibly be one of the best Canadian crime novels of 2015." Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2015.
The book will be published September 12th.
- July 3, 2015: Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2015, has a feature interview with Elaine Kalman Naves, whose first novel The Book of Faith will be published by LLP September 24, 2015.
- July 2, 2015: Announcement. Montreal writer and editor Elise Moser joins Linda Leith Publishing as Asssociate Editor. Press release here.
Elise Moser’s novel Because I Have Loved and Hidden It appeared from Cormorant Books in 2009, and her YA novel, Lily and Taylor, was published by Groundwood Books in 2013. She was the founding Literary Editor for Montreal online culture magazine The Rover and reviews books for the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Life Sentence and Kirkus Reviews. She has served on the boards of the Playwrights' Workshop Montreal and the Quebec Writers' Federation and, currently, PEN Canada.
July 11, 2015: Caterina Edwards reads from The Sicilian Wife at theCornelia St. Café in New York City.
- June 28, 2015: Mari Hill Harpur is appearing at Greenwood Centre in Hudson, 2.30 p.m.
- June 24, 2015: "Fans of the gritty realism in works by Quebec authors such as Heather O'Neill or Rawi Hage will find another favourite in Delvaux." -- Dory Cerny, review of Martine Delvaux's novel Bitter Rose, translated by David Homel, in The Humber Literary Review (Spring-Summer 2015, p. 54).
- June 22, 2015: True Believers makes it on to The Next Chapter's summer mystery reading list.
- June 21, 2015: Father's Day! -- and what better book to feature onCBC Radio's Fresh Air than Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers. The segment will air around 8.30 a.m. Sunday. Here's the podcast.
- The Summer 2015 issue of Atlantic Salmon Journal includes a review of Mari Hill Harpur's "well-written book" Sea Winter Salmon, which, writes reviewer Alex T. Bielak, "provides insight into the origins and workings of a long-established private camp."
- June 19, 2015: Here's what Larry Haeg, author of Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War, has to say about Mari Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon:
"Mari Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon is beautifully evocative and transporting. It pulled me back in time to that remote Canadian outpost, making me feel is if I were right there with the great James J. Hill and his family and friends at the lodge, on the river, in the canoes. There's an equally important, forward-looking sense to the book that gives it great meaning for today: a reverence for the environment and respect for the area's residents and indigenous people. Mari integrates art and science in such a distinctive, compelling way. James J. Hill and his family would be very proud of her stewardship and delighted with this very engaging, beautifully presented book. Long live the Hill camp!"
- June 19, 2015: Parallel Publishing Worlds, panel discussion with Linda Leith (LLP), Jean-Marie Jot (Les Allusifs) and Julia Kater (AELAQ), hosted by Dimitri Nasrallah, appear on Between the Pages.
- June 17, 2015: Mari Hill Harpur's Sea Winter Salmon is "beautifully illustrated," says Publishers Weekly. "Conservationists and history enthusiasts will find much to appreciate in this wonderfully presented memoir."
- June 16, 2015: Linda Leith introduces Kevin Birmingham, author ofThe Most Dangerous Book, at the closing event of Bloomsday 2015at the Jewish Public Library, 7 p.m.
- June 15, 2015: Terry Mosher aka Aislin is appearing at a StoryFest event in Hudson, 7.30 p.m.
- June 8, 2015: US journal New Hibernia (Summer 2015) reviews Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart: "This is a memoir of moving depth and honesty. It carries the glint of wisdom in the cadences of its recollections and reflections."
- June 6, 2015: This is why we need good reviewers in the popular press. Great to see Sue Carter's piece on crime fiction appear inMetronews across Canada--especially since it features Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife.
- June 5, 2015: Margaret Cannon's Globe review of Michael Blair's "superb" novel True Believers.
- June 4, 2015: Caterina Edwards talks about her new novel The Sicilian Wife at the Art Spirit Festival, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton.
- May 13, 2015: Denis Sampson reads from A Migrant Heart at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, 5.30 - 7 p.m.
- May 11, 2015: The 49th Shelf, wherein Caterina Edwards's The Sicilian Wife. is mentioned in the same breath as Elana Ferrante.
- May 9, 2015: The Irish Times review of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart.
- May 4, 2015: Out of this world reads on All Lit Up: start with Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 30, 2015: National Post Crimewave reviewer Nathan Ruthven is impressed by Caterina Edwards's The Sicilian Wife.
- April 30, 2015: The Edmonton Journal writes about Caterina Edwards and her terrific literary noir, The Sicilian Wife.
- April 30, 2015, 5.30 p.m: Martine Delvaux and David Homel talk about the novel Rose amer (Héliotrope) and Bitter Rose (LLP) and the translation from one to the other. Librairie Gallimard, Montréal. Free admission. In French and English. Host: Katia Grubisic.
- April 28, 2015: A long and appreciative National Post review by Philip Marchand of Martine Delvaux's first book in English, Bitter Rose (translated by David Homel).
- April 27, 2015: US mag Reviewing the Evidence reviews Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 19, 2015: Rover reviews Michael Blair's True Believers.
- April 24, 2015: Annual launch of LLP books and Salon .ll. authors at Blue Met, "Petit salon," Hôtel 10, Montréal. Free admission. This event features Martine Delvaux, David Homel, Caterina Edwards, Denis Sampson, Michael Blair, Mari Hill Harpur, Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, Katerine Caron, Zoran Minderovic, Annie Heminway & Linda Leith. In French & English.
- March 27, 2015: Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux and the disappearing girls who haunted her childhood are featured in thisGazette piece by Ian McGillis.
- March 27, 2015: Ceri Morgan interviews Martine Delvaux on Salon .ll.about her novel Bitter Rose (translated by David Homel), LLP 2015.
- April 18, 2015: Jim Napier's long review of Michael Blair's True Believers appears on Deadly Diversions.
- March 17, 2015: Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux will be appearing at the inaugural Prose in the Park in Ottawa, June 6, 2015.
- March 24, 2015: Jim Napier on Michael Blair's True Believers, onDeadly Diversions
- March 17, 2015, St. Patrick's Day on 49thShelf: Denis Sampson on Irish-Canadian writing--and the paucity of Irish-Canadian memoir. His own book, A Migrant Heart, being the exception that proves the rule.
- March 16, 2015: A Migrant Heart author Denis Sampson is on RTÉ Radio 1 -- Arts Tonight -- broadcast across Ireland.
- March 16, 2015: All Lit Up feature on Canada Reads showcases The Bells of Memory, Issa J. Boullata's memoir of Jerusalem in the 1930s and 1940s.
- March 11, 2015: Yet more international exposure for LLP authors. Bitter Rose author Martine Delvaux publishes "Women Disappear Every Day" on Commonwealth Writers in honour of International Women's Day.
- March 10, 2015: Launch date for the international edition of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, Books Upstairs, Dublin. Photo courtesy Books Upstairs and Twitter.
- March 9, 2015:Linda Leith publishes an opinion piece on the Toronto International Book Fair in Quill and Quire.
- March 6-8, 2015: Denis Sampson is appearing at the Ennis Book Club Festival in Co. Clare, Ireland.
- March 6, 2015: An excellent first review for Michael Blair's True Believers, in Montreal Review of Books. Reviewed by Jim Napier.
- March 6, 2015: Mari Hill Harpur launches Sea Winter Salmon: Chronicles of the St. John River at the Geraldine Museum in Geraldine, New Zealand.
- March 3, 2015: Congratulations, Terry Mosher! Terry and La Presse cartoonist Serge Chapleau are the winners of the Hyman Solomon Journalism Award. Gazette article here.
- March 2, 2015: All Lit Up's surprise feature on Linda Leith Publishing. Thanks, you dynamos!
- February 13, 2015: Ian McGill's feature on Linda Leith Publishing--and Linda Leith--in The Gazette (Montreal): Beyond Blue Met.
- 2015 is off to an exciting start at LLP. Our first international print publication, Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, is launched at Books Upstairs in Dublin on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The book is already available internationally in electronic form, and it has been available in Canada and the US since September 2014.
- Great news from the Canada Council for the Arts: Linda Leith Publishing / Linda Leith Éditions has received a grant under theLeadership for Change program to study the practicality of publishing books in French as well as in English.
- January 12, 2015: Daniel Goodwin's Sons and Fathers is featured onAll Lit Up along with twenty-five things you can learn from reading the novel.
- January 8, 2015: Novelist and reviewer Michael Hingston on books by Edmonton writers to look forward to in 2015 -- and they include Jenn Quist's second novel Sistering (Fall) and Caterina Edwards's sizzling noir The Sicilian Wife (April), both published by LLP.
- January 6, 2015: "A Life in Books," Carlo Gebler's review of Denis Sampson's A Migrant Heart, in Dublin Review of Books, Jan 2015: "The edition of A Migrant Heart that I read was published in Canada (and well done to that Canadian publisher); it is a shame that no one on this side of the pond has published this fine, illuminating, and affecting work." Thank you, Carlo--and now you can check out the international edition of A Migrant Heart, coming to an Irish bookstore near you soon!
- Dec. 17, 2014: "For the Political Junkie: Daniel Goodwin's first novel, Sons and Fathers, is set in Ottawa against the backdrop of national politics, journalism, and spin, and has been called "a wild, page-turning ride" by author Terry Fallis. In a Q&A with All Lit Up, Goodwin explains, "I wanted to describe what it was like to be a certain kind of man in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These guys are all very articulate and thoughtful and self-aware up to a point but they’re also clumsy, occasionally self-deluded, and they sometimes do dumb things." They sound...nearly human!" -- Kelly Clare, 49th Shelf
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