Salon .ll.

Welcome to Salon .ll.

Salon .ll. publishes book reviews, interviews, essays on writers, books, everything that books are about, and the world at large. We look for writing that is smart, succinct and timely. If you would like to contribute to Salon .ll., please send a query to info [a] lindaleith [dot] com with your proposal.

Photo: Contributing editors Annabelle Moreau and Marie-Andrée Lamontagne (left), with directrices littéraires Annie Heminway and Ève Pariseau (right), April 2012. 

Where They Stood: The Publishing Story

Linda Leith
31 March 2023

Our recent title, Where They Stood: The Evolution of the Black Anglo Community in Montreal, came about thanks to a phone call from the Black Community Resource Centre.

Second-Hand Glory: Reading Undersong

Kenneth Radu
15 March 2022

Kenneth Radu's visit to Dorothy and William Wordsworth's cottage informs and enlightens his reading (and rereading) of Kathleen Winter's exquisite Undersong.

Matrix: the early years

Philip Lanthier
21 February 2022

Matrix Magazine has a long and varied history as one of Quebec's more prominent English-language literary magazines. Philip Lanthier tells its origin story. 

Translate ... or transcreate?

Sophie Voillot and Leila Marshy
16 September 2021

The Philistine translator Sophie Voillot had a daring idea about how the novel needed to be translated. She and author Leila Marshy sat down to discuss their approach.

My Hockey Sweater (after Roch Carrier)

Endre Farkas
20 June 2021

Habs fever hit Endre Farkas as a small boy in Communist Hungary with the surprise arrival of a red wool sweater with a CH in the middle. 

The French Connection

Norman Ravvin
18 June 2021

Jack Kerouac wrote several unpublished works in French. Norman Ravvin explores the seminal author's Quebec roots.

Living Elsewhere

Kenneth Radu
21 April 2021

Kenneth Radu dives into the layers of memory and displacement that is the story of Alina Dumitrescu's childhood in Communist Romania.

Darkness at Noon

Lukas Rowland
18 January 2021

Watching an insurrection from afar is not all it's cracked up to be. Lukas Rowland contemplates the chaos in Washington and if he'll ever be able to go back home again.

Thinking outside the box

Lisanne Gamelin
9 December 2020

What's the take away here? Lisanne Gamelin tackles the latest language kerfuffle in Quebec.

What Price Peace?

Dave Cavanagh
19 October 2020

Dave Cavanagh, a student journalist in 1970, looks back on the 50th anniversary of the October Crisis.

Remembering the Referendum

Carolyn Marie Souaid
8 October 2020

Would Carolyn Marie Souaid's marriage survive the 1995 Quebec referendum? A lot was on the line 25 years ago.

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