Screenings of Icaros: A Vision, by Abou Farman

2017-07-21 16:47:54

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

2017-07-13 10:26:17

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

2017-04-09 12:38:50

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. 

Bharati Mukherjee, writer, by Linda Leith

2017-02-15 14:43:16

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.

Xue Yiwei's Shenzheners, by Linda Leith

2016-08-19 11:14:49

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

2016-05-14 08:25:25

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

2016-04-12 06:55:05

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

A Feasibility Study, by Linda Leith

2015-11-07 14:10:24


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

2015-11-07 13:54:12


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.

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