Salon .ll.

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Based in Montreal, with contributors and readers worldwide, Salon .ll. was created with posts in English in March 2011, and relaunched with French as well as English content in February 2012.

Salon .ll. welcomes news, reviews, excerpts, interviews, and other contributions on writers, books, and everything that books are about. Please query with your proposal.

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SALON .ll. ISSN 1929-0314.
Photo: Linda Leith. Founding literary editors of the French Salon .ll., April 2012: contributing editors Annabelle Moreau and Marie-Andrée Lamontagne (left), with directrices littéraires Annie Heminway and Ève Pariseau (right).


The Great Terry Mosher, by Linda Leith

2017-08-12 13:16:29

Linda Leith Publishing has published three of Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher's books -- Was It Good For You? (2012), Caricature Cartoon Canada (ed. Terry Mosher, 2012), and The Wrecking Ball (2014). His most recent book is From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons (2017). 

Linda Leith was recently approached for a letter supporting Terry's nomination for a major award. The text follows, and she hopes to be able to include news of the award in due course.

Screenings of Icaros: A Vision, by Abou Farman

2017-07-21 16:47:54

ICAROS: A VISION, the internationally acclaimed  film by Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi, produced by Abou Farman, will be screening in Canada, starting in Vancouver on July 28th, where it opens for a week-long run at Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancity Theatre, and then in Montreal as part of Montreal First People's Festival Présence autochthone on August 7th, Cinéma du Parc, 7 p.m.

Read on for a synopsis and some of the sensationally good reviews of the film which was producer by LLP | LLÉ author Abou Farman. Not to be missed.

Fire Walkers, by Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes

2017-07-13 10:26:17

It’s 1974, a coup has just installed a repressive military regime in Ethiopia. A family of five undertakes to escape from Addis Ababa to Djibouti, cross the brutal Danakil Desert on foot. Beth Gebreyohannes, a young girl at the time, describes that grim, perilous journey. Betrayed by guides and robbed by bandits, lost in the desert without food or water, they are rescued finally by a trading caravan of nomadic Afar tribesmen, complete strangers who feed and guide them on to Djibouti.

This excerpt from Fire Walkers appears by kind permission of Mawenzi House.

Remembering Derek Walcott, by Ingrid Bejerman

2017-04-09 12:38:50

The Nobel prize-winning St. Lucian poet Derek Walcott died on March 17, 2017, at the age of 87. Ingrid Bejerman remembers her first meeting with him in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2000, and her last at the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival in 2006. 

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.

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