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The romance of publishing is bringing writers and readers together. We find books that intrigue us, and then we introduce them to you. Looking for a great read? You will meet your match on our Books page. Want to get to know us better? Find out Who we are. Have a great story to tell? Our Submissions page will guide you through the process.

Pictured: Blindshot author Denis Coupal with publisher Linda Leith

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Meet our authors

Chih-Ying Lay

Born in Taipei, Chih-Ying Lay came to Canada in 2008 to obtain his Ph.D. in Microbiology at McGill University. Stories from his first collection, The Escapist, published in Taiwan in 2008, have been awarded the Formosa Literature Prize and the Liberty Times Literature Prize. He has published a novel, The Ideal Family (2012), and another collection of short fiction, The Comic Lives of Losers (2016). He works as a senior research scientist in Montreal.
[PHOTO: Jonathan Paré-Chabot]

Adam Leith Gollner

Adam Leith Gollner’s first book, The Fruit Hunters (Scribner, 2008), was a national bestseller and was adapted into an award-winning documentary film. His follow-up, The Book of Immortality (Scribner, 2013), won the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction. His writing appears in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker online. He lives in Montreal.
[PHOTO: Michael James O'Brien]

Ioana Georgescu

Ioana Georgescu is an artist and novelist. Her performance art, video installations, photographs, painting, and drawing have been shown around the world. She is the author of three novels, Évanouissement à Shinjuku (2005), L’homme d’Asmara (2010) and La Jetée: Elle s’appellera Mo (2013), published by Les Éditions Marchand de feuilles. Georgescu holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, and has taught in the Italian and English departments at McGill University. Born in Bucharest, she lives in Montreal.
[PHOTO: Ashraf Béla]

St├ęphane Martelly

Stéphane Martelly is a writer, visual artist, and academic. Her numerous books include non-fiction, notably Les jeux du dissemblable: Folie, marge et féminin en littérature haïtienne contemporaine (Éditions Nota bene, 2016), poetry, and literature for children. Her picture book La maman qui s’absentait (Vents d’ailleurs, 2011) also illustrated by Albin Christen, won the prestigious Michel Tournier prize. Originally from Port-au-Prince, she has lived in Montreal since 2002.
[PHOTO: Clovis-Alexandre Desvarieux]

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