Intriguing writers, intriguing readers.

Welcome to LLP

The romance of publishing is bringing writers and readers together.
We find books that intrigue us, books we're sure will intrigue you, too--and then we introduce you to them, them to you.
LLP is a trade publisher specializing in literary fiction, non-fiction, and short Singles essays. Looking for a great read? You will meet your match on our Books page. 
Want to get to know us better? Find out Who we are.

[Photo_Denis Coupal and Linda Leith: Josée-Lisa LeFrançois]

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Salon .ll.

We believe not only in romance, but in good writing, diverse voices, and the power of the imagination.
In addition to books, we also publish Salon .ll. – the internationally respected forum for comment on books and everything that books are about – right here on our website in both English and French.
[Photo_Founding Salon .ll. contributors Annabelle Moreau, Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, Annie Heminway, Ève Pariseau: Linda Leith]

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News and reviews, events and what to watch for.
LLP keeps you updated with the latest on our books, our authors (including Taximan author Stanley Péan, pictured above), translators, upcoming titles, author appearances, new Salon .ll. posts, and anything else we think you'll be interested in.
Just another way to bring readers and writers together.
[Photo_Stanley Péan: Stephane Lavoie]

Please note that LLP accepts submissions of literary fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers only in the period Feb 1 - April 2.
We are not in a position to accept translation proposals at this time.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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Meet our authors

Ariela Freedman

Ariela Freedman was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York City, Calgary, London, and Montreal. She has a PhD from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia University in Montreal, where she lives with her family. Her first novel, Arabic for Beginners (LLP, 2017), was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize, and won the J. I. Segal Award for Fiction. Her second novel, A Joy to Be Hidden, is a coming-of-age story about hidden pasts and the legacy of trauma and displacement. As D.W. Winnicott said: "It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found."

Stanley Péan

Stanley Péan was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the spring of 1966, and he grew up in the Saguenay region of Quebec where his parents settled after immigrating in the fall of that same year. A writer and cultural journalist, over the last thirty years, he has published twenty-five works in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, essays, and fiction for young readers. A music lover, every night of the week Péan hosts a jazz show on ICI Musique, Radio-Canada's music channel. And though he is past fifty, he still has not learned to drive. Which explains the taxis...

John Delacourt

John Delacourt is an Ottawa writer whose fiction has appeared in numerous publications in Canada and the U.S. His criticism and political commentary has appeared in the Rover, the Ottawa Review of Books, Ottawa Citizen, iPolitics, the Hill Times and Policy magazine. He studied at the Humber School for Writers after graduating with an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Butterfly, set in Toronto but grappling with the traumatic legacy of the Bosnian genocide, is his third novel. 

Denis Coupal

Denis Coupal is a Montreal writer, actor, multi-disciplinary artist and business strategist. His feature-length screenplays have been funded by The FUND (The Foundation to Underwrite New Drama for Pay Television), Roger’s Pay Television, and SODEC. He won Honourable Mention in the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition for his short story “Brand Loyalty,” which was then published in Minority Reports. He is Regional President of the Mergers & Acquisitions Club of Canada and President of the Dawson College Foundation. Blindshot, a "bullet of a book," is his first novel.

Linda Leith Publishing is situated on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations.
We honour and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather and work.

Photo credits:
Ariela Freedman: Lev Wexler. Stanley Péan: Stephane Lavoie. Denis Coupal: Pierre Arsenault. 
Reader with Mavis Gallant's play What Is To Be Done?: Eléanore Delvaux-Beaudoin