Review: The Pink House

Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa
14 May 2018

Contributing editor Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa reviews The Pink House, the new collection by Montreal writer Licia Canton. 

Q&A: Leila Marshy

20 March 2018

Dynamic Montrealer Leila Marshy has been part of the scene for many years, but now she's come out with her first novel, The Philistine (LLP 2018), and everyone's sitting up and taking notice. 

Q&A: Phillip Ernest, Part II

16 February 2018

Phillip Ernest elaborates on his life in Toronto, the city to which he fled at the age of fifteen, on his first university studies there when he was thirty, and on the writing of the Sanskrit vampire story entited The Vetala that LLP publishes on March 10th.

Q & A with novelist Phillip Ernest, part I

11 February 2018

Phillip Ernest lived on Toronto’s skid row until he was twenty-eight. He learned Sanskrit from the book Teach Yourself Sanskrit, and later earned a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Sanskrit from Cambridge University. The Vetala is his first novel. 

Publishing Translation in Montreal II

10 December 2017

Part II of the text of a talk prepared for a panel on Publishing Literature in Translation at the Concordia University colloquium Traduire Arabe on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Author Linda Leith with journalist Akim Kermiche.

Publishing Translation in Montreal I

10 December 2017

Part I of the text of a talk prepared for a panel on Publishing Literature in Translation at the Concordia University colloquium Traduire Arabe on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Scottish Stones Part II, by Kenneth Radu

7 December 2017

I had read Andrew Lang’s collections of fairy tales as a child and later as an adult. In university I also read David Hume’s philosophy, which provided a pathway out of dingles and a ladder out of wells of wishful thinking. Through fantasy or fact, the geography of dramatic basalt rock formations, covered in green, obviously came into being through the forces of eons for the sole purpose of providing dancing venues under moonlight and feeding our insatiable need for stories.

Scottish Stones Part I, by Kenneth Radu

6 December 2017

“I tell you. I fell in love with a tree. I couldn’t not. It was in blossom. It was a day like other days and I was on my way to work, walking the same way as usual between our house and the town” (Ali Smith).

Well, I fell in love with Scotland. I couldn’t not, although flowering trees had little to do with it. 

Our Year of Mourning Leonard, by Ariela Freedman

1 December 2017

My father died twenty years ago and I cannot listen to Leonard Cohen without mourning him. As I write, I’m listening to his copy of Cohen’s album Songs from a Room. “What is a saint?” Cohen asks in Beautiful Losers, and he answers himself, “I think it has something to do with the energy of love.”

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