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New and Forthcoming Books from LLP

True Arab Love, stories by Issa J. Boullata

ISBN: 978-1-988130-07-1
September 9, 2016
92 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $12.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $6.95

“Mine is a true Arab love that clings and does not let go.”

Shenzheners, stories by Xue Yiwei

ISBN: 978-1-988130-03-3
September 9, 2016
188 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $18.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

Translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk
Cover and interior illustrations by Cai Gao

"Xue Yiwei is a maverick in contemporary Chinese literature." -- Ha Jin

The Last Bullet Is for You, a novel, by Martine Delvaux

ISBN: 978-1-988130-11-8
September 9, 2016
132 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $14.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $7.95

Translated from the French by David Homel

Love is war, wrote Ovid, and this book is a battleground.

Women and Power: The Case for Parity, Singles essay by Pascale Navarro

ISBN: 978-1-988130-15-6
September 9, 2016
96 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $14.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $7.95

A rallying cry for women in politics. Because it's 2016.

Translated by David Homel 
With a Foreword by Sue Montgomery

Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Torp, a novel, by Michael Mirolla

ISBN: 978-1-927535-90-5
April 2, 2016
312 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

The landlord, the husband, the wife, and the lover.

"Mirolla writes with great passion."
-- Quill and Quire, June 2016

The Company of Crows, a novel, by Karen Molson

ISBN: 978-1-927535-94-3 
April 16, 2016
308 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

"A tender coming-of-age story and a sympathetic portrait of mental illness that reminds us how life’s disorder can open on to unexpected joy.” — Christine Fischer Guy

The Poet is a Radio, a novel, by Jack Hannan

ISBN: 978-1-927535-98-1 
April 9, 2016
168 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $14.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95

"It’s easy to forget that an oblivious person with his nose in a book is the point of the whole thing.” — Jack Hannan

2016 QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, shortlist

Sistering, a novel, by Jennifer Quist

ISBN: 978-1-927535-70-7 
August 15, 2015
308 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $9.95

WINNER, 2016 Best Novel Prize, Mormon Literary Association

Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting, by Wade Rowland

ISBN: 978-1-927535-82-0 
August 15, 2015
200 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95 
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95
Media & Communications

"An urgent, important and timely book about how public broadcasting in Canada is being eviscerated." --Jeffrey Dvorkin, University of Toronto

Open Season, A Luc Vanier Novel, by Peter Kirby

ISBN: 978-1-927535-78-3 
September 12, 2015.
350 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $16.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

WINNER, Best Novel,
2016 Arthur Ellis Award

"Open Season
 is the third of Peter Kirby’s Luc Vanier novels. You don’t need to read the previous books to enjoy this one – but you will want to." --Arthur Ellis jury citation

The Book of Faith, a novel, by Elaine Kalman Naves

ISBN: 978-1-927535-74-5 
September 24, 2015.
400 pages. 5 x 8. Trade paper $19.95
ePub, Mobi, PDF $9.95

"If Jane Austen were around today—and Jewish, of course—I’m betting this is the kind of novel she’d be writing." --Joel Yanofsky, author of Bad Animals and Mordecai and Me. 

2016 Leacock Award for Humour, long list.

Counterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints, by Jack Jedwab

ISBN: 978-1-927535-86-8.
September 19, 2015.
200 pages. 7 x 7. Trade paper $18.95.
ePub, Mobi, PDF $8.95.

"A must-read volume for people interested in effective counterterrorism policies." -- Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria

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Linda Leith Publishing gratefully acknowledges the support of the Emerging Publishers Program of the Canada Council for the Arts and that of SODEC.


About Salon .ll.

Salon .ll. is LLP's online magazine, including posts written in English and in French, publishing news, and events. 


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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.

19 March 2015: Quill & Quire's 80th anniversary issue (April 2015) includes a Q&A with Linda Leith:

March 9, 2015: Linda Leith writes in Quill and Quire on the demise of the Toronto International Book Fair.

Feb 14, 2015: Ian McGillis's Gazette piece about Linda Leith, post Blue Met, with this video

Écrire au temps du nationalisme  (Leméac Éditions, April 2014), is Alain Roy's translation of Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis (Signature Editions, 2010). Available from Renaud-Brayamazon.ca, and other booksellers. 


Écrire au temps du nationalisme has been reviewed in La Presse+ by Daniel Lemay, April 27 2014.

Marie-Andrée Lamontagne's Radio Ville-Marie Parking Nomade interview with me on the subject of the book is here (in French).

The Le Devoir review of Écrire au temps du nationalisme is here.


This website

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.

News & Events

  • Mark your calendars! 13 November 2016, 1-3 p.m. 

    Case Files: Crime and Mystery @ LLP
    Come meet Peter Kirby, author of the Luc Vanier detective series including Open Season, this year’s winner of the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award, and Michael Blair, author of True Believers and the upcoming The Evil That Men Do (March 2017)

    Copies of The Sicilian Wife by Caterina Edwards and Torp by Michael Mirolla will be available as well.

    Chapters Pointe-Claire, 6321, autoroute Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC.


  • 18 October 2016: Congratulations Pascale Navarro!

    Author of Women and Power: The Case for Parity (LLP 2016) Pascale has just been named a winner of a GG Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case! 
    What an honour! Pascale will be going to Winnipeg in November for the awards ceremony at the Museum of Human Rights.


  • 17 October 2016: Jack Hannan's first novel, The Poet is a Radio, is shortlisted for the 2016 QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Congratulations, Jack! And congratulations to editor Katia Grubisic, too!


  • Here's how to get to librairie Bertrand in Old Montreal:

  • Fun event coming up Wednesday, October 26th, 6-8 p.m.

    L'Amour Stinks: Love et traduction

    Concordia LB – 619, 1400 Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal
    Free admission. This event takes place in French and English. Refreshments will be served. 

    The Last Bullet Is for You (translated by David Homel) is novelist Martine Delvaux’s second book in English. She teaches women’s studies at Université du Québec à Montréal. / Dans Les Cascadeurs de l’amour n’ont pas droit au doublageMartine Delvaux s’applique à coudre ensemble avec adresse les clichés effilochés de l’amour dans un livre belliqueux, rageur et libérateur.    

    David Homel
    , the English voice of Martine Delvaux, has published eleven novels for adults and younger readers. / David Homel, l'écho anglo de Martine Delvaux, a aussi publié onze romans en tous genres.
    Host Katia Grubisic’s collection of poems What if red ran out won the Gerald Lampert award for best first book. / L’animatrice Katia Grubisic est poète, traductrice, et réviseure.

    Martine Delvaux     David Homel         Katia Grubisic


  • 5 October, 2016: telling translations

    You are cordially invited to celebrate the publication 
    by Linda Leith Publishing of three significant new translations:
    Martine Delvaux's novel The Last Bullet Is for You and Pascale Navarro's essay Women and Power: The Case for Parity (both translated from French by David Homel) and Xue Yiwei's short story collection Shenzheners (translated from Chinese by Darryl Sterk)

    Wednesday 5 October, 6 – 8 p.m. Librairie Bertrand Bookstore, 430, rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal 

    Free admission. This event takes place in French and English. Refreshments will be served. 

    Thank you to The Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC, and Librairie Bertrand.

    [Photo: Carolyn Boll]
  • 23 September, 2016: "Quebec journalist's case for gender parity should be read by all Canadians," by Toula Drimonis, writing in Ricochet about Pascale Navarro's essay Women and Power: The Case for Parity. Despite institutionalized sexism and countless seen and unseen factors that come into play to prevent and dissuade women from participating fully in the democratic process, some people, naively or optimistically, feel that things will eventually just fall into place.

    If that were the case, suffragettes would still be waiting for the right to vote.

    "Gender parity in all fields is a vital step for women to achieve true equality, for democracy to truly be representative of all, and for the world’s largest untapped resource to finally be harnessed for everyone’s gain. I’ve written about the need for gender parity before, in creative fields and in the House of Commons, where progress is slow and sometimes purely symbolic, but still headed in the right direction. It’s a subject that continues to elicit doubt and fear because its political pursuit often raises more questions than it does answers." --  Toula Drimonis.


  • The front page of The Gazette's Culture section 4 September 2016 has a photo of Martine Delvaux, author of The Last Bullet Is for Youin very good company -- with André Alexis, Margaret Atwood, and Emma Donoghue. And inside, Ian McGillis has a few words to say about the translation.


  • "One of the most acclaimed and widely read of Chinese writers has, it turns out, been hiding in plain sight in Montreal for almost 15 years, his work untranslated worldwide even while his reputation in his homeland continues to grow. Wide-ranging and prolific, Yiwei, 52, finally gets his introduction to English readers with the appearance of Shenzheners (Linda Leith Publishing, 176 pages, $18.95)." -- Ian McGillis, The Gazette, 25 August 2016


  • The thoughtful September "Editor's Choice" column in Quill & Quire is all about LLP. Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners is translated from Chinese by Darryl Sterk--and the opening story, "The Country Girl," focuses on translation: reviews editor Steven Beattie writes, "The subject of translation is introduced in the opening story--the only one not set in China--and will persist, either literally or metaphorically, across the eight pages that follow."

  • In that same "Editor's Choice" column, Issa J. Boullata's True Arab Love "provides a clear focus on the immigrant experience, in both its advantages and perils." -- Steven Beattie, Quill & Quire (Sept.)

    Issa J. Boullata, author of True Arab Love
    [Photo: David Boullata]

  • The Fall issue of Montreal Review of Books reviews Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners: "Xue’s world is truthful, and manages to capture the strange poetry of life’s awkwardness."

    Shenzheners author Xue Yiwei at the mRB
    readings at Drawn & Quarterly bookstore.
    [Photo: Linda Leith]

  • 5 August 2016: Linda Leith Publishing and Linda Leith Éditions are working on a lineup of great events for our seven Fall books. Watch this space for updates in late August !

  • 22 July 2016: Publishers Weekly reviews Martine Delvaux's The Last Bullet Is for You: "Delvaux is merciless and unsentimental in describing the intoxication of love and the despair of its aftermath. This is an angry, often devastated, but eloquent postmortem of a complicated relationship, bound to be deeply appreciated by many who have suffered broken hearts." (Sept.)

    Martine Delvaux, author of The Last Bullet Is for You
    [Photo: Patrick C. Harrop]

  • 22 June 2016: Nice job for the right person. The Association of English-language publishers of Quebec is looking for a new executive director. Deadline for applications is June 29th. 

  • 19 June 2016: Extraordinary coverage of Montreal writer Xue Yiwei's first book in English Shenzheners, including several of the book's wonderful illustrations by Cai Gao, in the Shenzhen Economic Daily newspaper. The feature has been picked up by influential Chinese websites. (The English translation available is functional.)


  • 9 June 2016: Excellent recent reviews for Torp, a novel by Michael Mirolla

    "Love, death, mystery, and curiosity swirl together in this genre-defying novel from Mirolla." -- Publishers Weekly

    "Mirolla writes with great passion, and his novel will appeal to anyone possessed of a nostalgic interest in this tumultuous period in Canada's history." Quill and Quire.

  • 27 May 2016: Peter Kirby'Open Season has just won the Arthur Ellis award for best novel. Congratulations Peter!

    Here's what the Arthur Ellis jury has to say about Open Season:

    "This is a police procedural, gritty and noirish, with an extra spark that compelled each of us to read it almost all in one go, from the stunning opening scenes to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion. Vanier himself has great depth – he is sharp, believable and human, with a willingness to bend the law to exact vengeance, but he remains a moral centre in a troubled world.

    Open Season is the third of Peter Kirby’s Luc Vanier novels. You don’t need to read the previous books to enjoy this one – but you will want to."

    The full jury citation is here.


  • 4 June 2016 : Hello Ottawa ! LLP will be at Prose in the Park open-air literary festival at Parkdale Park, with three of our authors appearing in panels during the day: 

    Open Season author and Arthur Ellis nominee Peter Kirby,  novelist Michael Mirolla, author of Torp, and b
    estselling Chinese-Canadian writer Xue Yiwei, who is publishing his very first book in English with LLP. 

    Shenzheners and author Xue Yiwei

  • 30 April 2016 is Authors for Indies day! -- and LLP authors will be appearing at half a dozen independent bookstores across the country:

    • Montreal lawyer Peter Kirby — whose most recent novel Open Season has just been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel — will be at the unusually bilingual Old Montreal bookstore Librairie Bertrand 2-4 p.m. along with Michael Blair, the author of another gripping crime novel, True Believers.


      Michael Blair

    • Karen Molson, the biographer of the Molson family, will be appearing that afternoon at Clio Books in Pointe-Claire Plaza. Karen has just published The Company of Crowsa compelling first novel about a young girl coming of age during the summer she spends at Laughing Willows Trailer Park with her obnoxious younger brothers and unhappy mother. It’s the 1970s and Veronica’s world is changing, and she with it.


    • Mari Hill Harper’s book Sea Winter Salmon: Chronicles of the St. John River is about a great salmon river on the Lower North Shore of Quebec—and a great salmon fishing camp, Hill Camp, founded by Mari’s great-grandfather, the railway tycoon James J. Hill, in the late ninetenth century. The book is also available in French as Les pèlerins de la rivière Saint-JeanMari will be at Brome Lake Books in the morning and then at Clio in the afternoon. 

    • Jack Hannan, author of a delightful and whimsical novel about poets and booksellers, The Poet is a Radio, will be at Paragraphe 1-5 p.m.

    • In Edmonton, both Caterina Edwards, author of the stunning literary noir The Sicilian Wife, and another of our award-winning writers, comic genius Jennifer Quist, author of Sistering, will be appearing at Audreys.


    • And Michael Mirolla, author of Torp, will be at A Different Drummer!


  • 25 April, 2016: Congratulations Elaine Kalman Naves! The Book of Faith has just been longlisted for the Leacock Award for Humour! 


  • 22 April 2016: Congratulations Peter Kirby! Open Season has just been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel! And this after his first novel, The Dead of Winter, won first a 2010 Unhanged Arthur and was then shortlisted for a 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for First Novel. Well done, Peter!

  • 17 March 2016: More congrats for Jennifer Quist! Sistering is long-listed for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award 2016.
  • 5 March 2016: Congratulations Jennifer Quist. A 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nomination and a Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award for her first novel, Love Letters of the Angels of Death (2013), and now a Best Novel Award from the Association for Mormon Letters for Sistering (2015). Good going, Jenn!


    Jennifer Quist and her award-winning novels

  • Save the date! The 5th Annual LLP / Salon .ll. Launch at Blue Metropolis, Friday April 15th, 6 - 7.15 p.m., Espace Godin, Hotel 10, Montreal

    Authors Karen Molson, Michael Mirolla, and Jack Hannan 

    Elaine Kalman Naves, Peter Kirby, and Jack Jedwab

    LLP Associate Editors Elise Moser and Katia Grubisic

    With all our Spring 2016 authors, English and French, as well as Montreal authors from Fall 2015, French-language contributors to Salon .ll., and all our editors, this event takes place in French and English and always attracts a terrific crowd. Do join us. Free admission.