Mr. Pretty Much, by Hu Shih, translated from Chinese by Jennifer Quist   > read more...


Saturday 12 August 2017

This is award-winning novelist Jennifer Quist's first published translation from Chinese. The text of the story is below, followed by Jenn's comments.

The Great Terry Mosher, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 12 August 2017

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.


Terry Mosher, aka Aislin

Screenings of Icaros: A Vision, by Abou Farman   > read more...


Friday 21 July 2017

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   > read more...


Thursday 13 July 2017


Author Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes

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   > read more...


Sunday 9 April 2017

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. 

Mavis Gallant's What Is To Be Done? by Linda Leith   > read more...


Tuesday 28 March 2017

LLP is publishing a new edition of Mavis Gallant's play What Is To Be Done? in September 2017. What follows is an excerpt from Linda Leith's introduction.

 

Bharati Mukherjee, writer, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Wednesday 15 February 2017

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.

Glory to the Filmmaker Amir Naderi, by Abou Farman   > read more...


Friday 9 September 2016

Steeped in Translation   > read more...


Friday 19 August 2016

The Canadian book trade magazine Quill & Quire's Reviews editor Steven W. Beattie is the first journalist to have noticed that LLP "is enormously supportive of literature in translation." That was in the 2016 Fall Preview published in the July issue.

This is the first of a series of posts focused on the art and practice of translation in the books we publish.


Literary translator Darryl Sterk and his daughter Julie

Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Friday 19 August 2016

The Shenzhen Economic Daily was preparing a 3-page feature on the publication of Shenzheners, the first of the Chinese-Canadian writer Xue Yiwei's books to appear in English, and I was asked to write about why LLP chose to publish the collection. What follows is the text I wrote, which Yiwei then translated into Chinese.

Going Your Own Way, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 14 May 2016

Asked to present the keynote talk yesterday at the QUESCREN conference Connect and Disconnect: Anglophones, the English Language, and Montreal's Creative Economy, I took the opportunity to consider what has changed and what has remained the same in Montreal's anglophone literary milieu in the six years since the publication of my essay Writing in the Time of Nationalism (Signature Editions, 2010). What follows is a short excerpt from that talk.

Women, Words, and Leadership   > read more...


Tuesday 12 April 2016

On 11 April, 2016, Linda Leith participated in TD Blue Met Talks: Femmes & leadership | Women & Leadership during the Opening Cocktail of the 18th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.

Blue Met had invited several women of influence to speak about the power of words, women in leadership and how books have inspired and changed them and their careers. The other participants were Louise-Ann MaziakMarie-Josée BédardSuzanne Fortier, and Marie Giguère

Face to Face with Michael Mirolla, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Monday 11 April 2016

Philosophy, politics—and a lot of sex. Michael Mirolla's new book, Torp (just published by LLP), is an erotic novel about a young married couple and their friend Torp set in Vancouver in 1970.

Tim Parks's Italy, Part II, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Wednesday 20 January 2016

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo, by Tim Parks (Norton 2014)

Part I is here


Part I of this article is here.

Tim Parks’s Italy, Part I, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Wednesday 20 January 2016

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo, by Tim Parks (Norton 2014)


Author Tim Parks

Maurice Forget joins Linda Leith Éditions as Conseiller éditorial   > read more...


Wednesday 18 November 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. 

A Feasibility Study, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 7 November 2015


Caterina Edwards's literary noir The Sicilian Wife was published by LLP in Spring 2015.

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. 

This is Part III of a three-part text, The Decision to Publish in French

Part I is here; Part II is here.

Do Other Canadian Publishers Work in Two Languages? by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 7 November 2015


The six titles LLP published in 2013.

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. 

This is Part II of a three-part text, The Decision to Publish in French. Part I is here; Part III is here.

The Decision to Publish in French, Part I, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 7 November 2015


Abou Farman's Clerks of the Passage is one of seven books LLP published in its launch year, 2012.

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. 

This is Part I of a three-part text. Part II is here.

A Fairy-tale Victory for Justin Trudeau   > read more...


Tuesday 20 October 2015

This is a fairy-tale victory for Justin Trudeau. An extraordinary triumph: a majority in Parliament, Liberals elected in every province—even Alberta—and all three territories; a clean sweep of the Maritimes; an entirely unanticipated forty-seven seats in Quebec. And, best of all, no more Harper.

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