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The Books page, with details of all books published in English by LLP, is here. 


LLP's Catalogue, with details of all LLP titles, is on CataList here


For books in French published by Linda Leith Éditions LLÉ click here.


New and Forthcoming Books from LLP

Mr. Singh Among the Fugitives, a novel by Stephen Henighan


ISBN: 978-1-988130-29-3
March 25, 2017
210 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

Stephen Henighan "not only kills sacred cows, but he tortures them first." —University of Toronto Quarterly



Arabic for Beginners, a novel by Ariela Freedman


ISBN: 978-1-988130-33-0
March 25, 2017
320 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

Ariela Freedman "is an exceptionally good writer" -- Quill and Quire -- and hers is "a fine début" (Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail) and "a superb novel" (Shelley Pomerance -- Montréal Centre-ville).



The Evil That Men Do, crime fiction by Michael Blair


ISBN: 978-1-988130-37-8
March 25, 2017
372 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95


"A well-paced, perfectly-plotted tale for our times, and Blair’s strongest work to date." -- Jim Napier, mRb



Dr. Bethune's Children, a novel by Xue Yiwei


ISBN: 978-1-988130-51-4
September 2, 2017
288 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95


Montreal writer Xue Yiwei is the 2017 winner of the Blue Metropolis Literary Diversity Prize



What Is To Be Done? a play by Mavis Gallant


ISBN: 978-1-988130-22-4
September 2, 2017
134 pages. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Trade paper $17.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95


Mavis Gallant's comic play is set in wartime Montreal.



Nan Goldin: The Warrior Medusa, an essay by Martine Delvaux, translated by David Homel


ISBN: 978-1-988130-55-2
September 2, 2017
84 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $14.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95


Martine Delvaux on photographer Nan Goldin.



The Carpenter from Montreal, a novel by George Fetherling. 


ISBN: 978-1-988130-47-7
September 2, 2017
242 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95


A literary noir by the inimitable George Fetherling.






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Thank you! 

Linda Leith Publishing gratefully acknowledges the support of the Block Grants Program of the Canada Council for the Arts, of the Canada Book Fund, and of SODEC.
 

  



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Linda Leith herself

Author Linda Leith is the president of Linda Leith Publishing and the founder of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival. Her most recent book is Écrire au temps du nationalisme  (2014). Her bio is here, and details of the books she has authored are here.

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We invite you to explore this website, where you can check out news and reviews of all titles published in English by LLP and in French by LLÉ, purchase a print copy or download an electronic copy of one of our books, read short essays on our online magazine Salon .ll. in English here and in French here, and find out about publisher Linda Leith and her own books.

 

 

Submissions Update


LLP is actively interested in literary non-fiction submissions on a variety of topics. We will also consider unsolicited submissions of fiction, but please be aware that priority goes to writers we have prevously published; also that we are currently booked for the next two years, with only a couple of spots to fill. Send us your best work!


You will find our submission guidelines here.



Announcements

 

Montreal, July 5, 2017

Linda Leith is delighted to announce that Alex Park has joined Linda Leith Éditions - Linda Leith Publishing as Technical Consultant.

Alex has worked with technology solutions for startups since 2015, when he founded the publishing startup Tabulit. He has also worked with publishing companies in various capacities, roles including publicist, copywriter, and translator. He holds a master's degree in Political Economics from the London School of Economics, and a master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford.

 
 



Montreal, June 30, 2017

Linda Leith Publishing is delighted to announce that US distribution will be handled by Small Press Distribution starting Fall 2017.

 



Montreal, June 21, 2017 


Carmelita McGrath Joins LLP as Publishing Associate


Publisher Linda Leith is delighted to announce that writer, editor and communications professional Carmelita McGrath has joined LLP as Publishing Associate.


Carmelita has over thirty years of experience working with writers, publishers, and arts/cultural organizations in various capacities. In addition, she has worked in marketing and communications in the public and private sectors, in both agency roles and as an independent contractor. Her own literary output includes award-winning books of poetry, fiction and children's literature.


She looks forward to the challenges of helping to develop LLP's organizational capacity and shares Linda Leith's vision of "changing the world, one book at a time."

 

You can reach her at carmelitamcgrath@gmail.com.


Carmelita McGrath

 

 

News & Events

 

July 12, 2017: In case you happen to be in Beijing ... Xue Yiwei, author of Shenzheners and of the forthcoming novel Dr. Bethune's Children (LLP Sept.) appears at The Bookworm, Beijing, China. 



July 10, 2017: "We are all lost in translation." Time Out Beijing has just published this interview with Xue Yiwei, in advance of his Beijing Bookworm appearance Weds.


Shenzheners and Dr. Bethune's Children author Xue Yiwei


June 27, 2017: Xue Yiwei is featured on an AELAQ Inside the Frozen Mammoth podcast with poet Kelly Norah Druker.  

 

June 13, 2017: LLP authors Ariela Freedman and Elaine Kalman Naves are featured on an AELAQ Inside the Frozen Mammoth podcast!

 

June 10, 2017: Michael Blair, whose most recent crime novel is The Evil That Men Do, appears at Prose in the Park, Parkdale Park, Ottawa, at 4 p.m.

 

April 29, 2017: Xue Yiwei, author of Shenzheners, accepts the 2017 Blue Metropolis Prize for Literary Diversity, a $3,000 award sponsored by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, at a festival event hosted by Marie-Andrée Lamontagne that included an interview with Taras Grescoe. The photo of the prize-giving appeared yesterday in this Shenzhen newspaper report:



April 24-30, 2017: LLP authors appearing at the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, Hotel 10, Montreal.



April 28, 2017, 6 - 7.15 p.m., Salle Godin: Our annual launch features all 11 of the new books published since the 2016 Blue Met by Michael Blair, Issa J. Boullata, Martine Delvaux, Abou Farman, Ariela Freedman, Stephen Henighan, Felicia Mihali, Pascale Navarro, Chantal Ringuet, and 2017 Literary Diversity prize-winner Xue Yiwei. With translators Marianne Champagne, Joanna Gruda, and David Homel. Hosts: Maurice Forget, Katia Grubisic, Annie Heminway, Elise Moser, and Linda Leith.

 


April 20, 2017: Michael Blair, author of The Evil That Men Do, and Peter Kirby, author of the 2016 Arthur Ellis prize-winning novel, Open Season, will be participating in the Arthur Ellis shortlist event organized at Indigo in Montreal by the Crime Writers of Canada. 7 p.m.

Here's Ian McGillis's piece about the event in The Gazette, with this quote about crime writing and LLP: “I’m very glad there’s a CWC and Arthur Ellis Awards, because there’s very little else for crime writers in this country,” said Linda Leith, whose Linda Leith Publishing has leapt to the forefront of the genre in Canada with a strong crime catalogue, led by Peter Kirby and Michael Blair.


Peter Kirby, author Open Season, winner of
the 2016 Arthur Ellis Prize for Best Book.

 

 

April 6, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m. Montreal author Ariela Freedman's first novel, Arabic for Beginners, is launched at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. Free admission. Refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you.

  
[Photo: Jeremy Wexler]


March 30, 2017, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Book launch! Michael Blair's new crime novel, The Evil That Men Do, will be launched at Paragraphe Books in Montreal. Free admission. Refreshments. All welcome!

  
                                [Photo: Terence Byrnes]

 

China Daily covers the announcement that Xue Yiwei is the 2017 Literary Diversity Prize for his first collection of short stories in English, Shenzheners. 

 

Montreal, March 20, 2017: Linda Leith Publishing is proud to announce that author Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners is winner of the $3,000 2017 Literary Diversity Prize



Blue Metropolis festival press conference with poster of
Xue Yiwei's prize. [Photo: Stéphane Lavoie] 

 

 

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February 13, 2017: Our first event of the new year is a fun un-Valentine event on Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., at Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal.


l'amour stinks: love et traduction
 



Martine Delvaux, David Homel, Katia Grubisic
[Photo: Librairie Drawn & Quarterly]

Montreal writer Martine Delvaux’s novel Blanc dehors was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. The Last Bullet Is for You (2016), translated by David Homel, is about a love affair gone wrong, the perfect subject for a decidedly un-Valentine discussion of translation.

Martine Delvaux est auteure de quatre romans, dont Les Cascadeurs de l’amour n’ont pas droit au doublage (la version originale de The Last Bullet Is for You) et des essais Nan Goldin. Guerrière et gorgone et Les Filles en série. Des Barbies aux Pussy Riot).


Free admission. This event takes place in French and English. Refreshments!

  

Author Martine Delvaux, translator David Homel, and host Katia Grubisic.

 

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January 5, 2017: Ian McGillis's Spring 2017 preview in The Gazette features LLP's Montreal writers Michael Blair and Ariela Freedman.


January 9, 2017: Shelagh Rogers's Next Chapter interview with Caterina Edwards, author of the literary noir The Sicilian Wife.


January 4, 2017: Xue Yiwei on why writing in inherently political. CBC Books's Magic 8.





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December 24, 2016: LLP's #BannerYear gets a nod from Ian McGillis's literary wrap-up in The Gazette:

"One of the biggest surprises of the year was the news that a writer widely read and respected in China was living in Montreal in almost total anonymity, his work untranslated, his reputation an unshared secret.

Xue Yiwei’s Shenzheners (Linda Leith Publishing, translated by Darryl Sterk), set in the author’s former home city, takes the template of Joyce’s Dubliners for a set of loosely connected stories that add up to an emotionally affecting cubistic street-level portrait of China’s newest megalopolis.

Introducing Yiwei to the English-reading world was a coup for LLP, whose strong year overall included essential books from Martine Delvaux (The Last Bullet Is For You, a reimagining, translated by David Homel, of Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept) and Jack Hannan (the sui generis The Poet is a Radio, in which 8th-century Chinese poet Li Bai washes up in 21st-century Montreal)."

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November 27, 2016: The great radio journalist David Gutnick has sent us the podcast of his fine Sunday Edition documentary about Xue Yiwei, author of Shenzheners. The connection to Montreal comes across so strongly, both in Yiwei's childhood impressions of Dr. Bethune on this Chinese classroom wall--and in his amazement at a Montreal bus driver talking about metaphor. You can listen to it here.