Who we are

Linda Leith - President & publisher

Montreal writer and publisher Linda Leith's most recent books are The Girl from Dream City: A Literary Life (URP 2021), the literary history Writing in the Time of Nationalism (Signature 2010; translated into French as Écrire au temps du nationalisme, Leméac 2014), and Marrying Hungary (Signature 2010), and she has written essays on writers from Hugh MacLennan to Mavis Gallant, including an introduction to Gallant's play What Is To Be Done? (LLP 2017). Founder and former president and artistic director of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, she created Salon .ll. and Linda Leith Publishing | Linda Leith Éditions in 2011 and launched Font magazine in November 2021.

David Gawley - Chief Financial Officer

David Gawley has years of experience in financial analysis. Before joining Linda Leith Publishing, he worked in the Operating Department of Canadian Pacific Railway, developing and implementing systems. A native of Toronto and graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, he is treasurer of the Friends of the Westmount Public Library and an editor of Canadian Rail, the magazine of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association.

Felicia Mihali - Co-publisher

Felicia is a writer, literary translator, and publisher with impressive  administrative and managerial experience. She studied French, Mandarin and Dutch, and specialized in history and comparative literature at Université de Montréal. Since the publication of her highly acclaimed novel Le Pays du fromage in 2002, she has written seven books in French and three in English, including The Darling of Kandahar (LLP 2012), which was selected by Canada Reads as one of the best books of 2013. Living in Montreal, she writes and translates in three languages.

Rachel McCrum - Editor-in-Chief, Font Magazine

Rachel McCrum is a poet, performer and organiser. Originally from Northern Ireland, she lived in Edinburgh, Scotland between 2010 and 2016, where she was the first BBC Scotland Poet in Residence and recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Her debut collection The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate was translated by Jonathan Lamy and published in a bilingual edition with Mémoire d’encrier in Fall 2020, and was shortlisted for the Le Prix de traduction de la Fondation Cole from the Quebec Writers’ Federation in 2022. She has been Editor-in-Chief of Font magazine since 2021.

Edward He - Editorial Assistant

Edward He is a translator and copy editor who graduated from Tsinghua University in 2022 with a BA in English Language. He has experience working in English, French, and Mandarin. He is the copy editor of Font Magazine, and has worked on several LLP projects, which include No Crystal Stair by Mairuth Sarsfield and Can’t Help Falling by Tarah Schwartz. He is an avid reader, and enjoys all types of literature.

Shakiya Williams - Publishing Assistant

Shakiya Williams is an aspiring writer who is set to make a mark in the publishing industry. Graduating in the fall 2023 with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Professional Writing, Shakiya has honed her skills and developed a deep passion for storytelling. Her debut as a published writer came with a creative nonfiction piece in Concordia's newspaper The Link titled Only You.

Alina Truong - Publishing Intern

Currently majoring and specializing in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University, Alina Truong is set to graduate in the Spring of 2025. As of recently, her work has been more focused on scriptwriting and filmmaking. Despite this, her interest in storytelling and writing has led her to take on the position of Publishing Intern at Linda Leith Publishing through which she hopes to broaden her literacy knowledge in the fiction and non-fiction genres.

Elise Moser - Associate Editor

Elise Moser is a writer and editor. Her nonfiction kids' book, What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling, appeared in 2016. It was preceded by her YA novel, Lily and Taylor (2013) and her novel Because I Have Loved and Hidden It (2009). She was the founding Literary Editor for Montreal online culture magazine The Rover and has reviewed books for Montreal Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Life Sentenceand Kirkus Reviews. She has served on the board of the Playwrights' Workshop Montreal, and is currently on the boards of the Quebec Writers' Federation, the Quebec Community Groups Network, and PEN Canada. She is a co-organizer of the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair in Montreal.

Alex Park - Technology Consultant

Alex Park has worked for many years in the startup domain before joining Linda Leith Publishing. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, he enjoys all things tech-related and specializes in digital operations and communications. 

Advisory Council Members

Ann Charney

Ann Charney is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and journalist. Her work has been published in the US, Italy, France, Germany, as well as in Canada. She is a member of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Honourary Board of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. She has also been named to the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.

Patrick Coleman

Patrick Coleman is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of works on Rousseau and Gabrielle Roy and served as editor of Québec Studies between 2000 and 2005. His most recent books include Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment.

Julian Gollner

Julian Gollner has worked extensively in Management Consulting, Risk Management and Information Technology, with a degree in Economics from Concordia University. He holds multiple certifications within the IT field, and brings experience both from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, including Blue Metropolis Foundation. He lives in Vancouver, where he is a Manager at Ernst & Young, as part of its Advisory Services Performance Improvement practice.


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