Jeanne Painchaud & Bruno Ricca
Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.
This is the first title to appear under our new imprint, ruelle. Aimed at children and youth and comprising a more light-hearted subject matter, ruelle takes Linda Leith Publishing down a new and exciting road!
Jeanne Painchaud is the author of books for young people and of haiku as well as being an artist. ABC MTL (400 Coups, 2017) was nominated for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Prize in 2018. She has been invited to present her work in France, in the US and in Japan. She lives and works in Montreal.
In addition to several shows of his work in Montreal, including solo shows in 2013 and 2015, photographer and graphic designer Bruno Ricca participated in the National Geographic France competition and is the winner of the French magazine Photo’s biggest photographic contest. Commissioned by Montreal publisher Les 400 Coups to illustrate ABC MTL in 2017, he is the graphic designer of Son & Image magazine, for which he also writes. Born in France, he lives in Montreal.
Katia Grubisic is a writer, editor, and translator. She was coordinator of the Atwater Poetry Project reading series, and was a founding member of the editorial board for the Icehouse Poetry imprint at Goose Lane Editions. Her own work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications. She has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for translation, and her collection of poems What if red ran out won the Gerald Lampert award for best first book.