Changing the world, one book at a time

Welcome to LLP

LLP is a trade publisher specializing in literary fiction, non-fiction, and short Singles essays.
We think of publishing as a romance; we bring writers and readers together.
Looking for a great read? Meet your match on our Books page.
Want to get to know us better? Find out Who we are.

Read more about LLP
Salon .ll.

We believe in the world of ideas and in diverse voices.
In addition to books, we also publish Salon .ll. – the internationally respected forum for comment on books and everything that books are about – right here on our website in both English and French.

Read more about Salon .ll.
The latest

News and reviews, events and what to watch for.
Linda Leith Publishing keeps you updated with the latest on our books, our authors, upcoming titles (like The Philistine, by Leila Marshy, pictured above with Ann-Marie MacDonald at her Montreal book launch), author appearances, new Salon .ll. posts, and anything else we think you'll be interested in.
Just another way to bring readers and writers together.

Read the latest here

We make book buying easy.

Thank you for visiting our site. You're in the right place! Follow the links on cover images to find out more about a title that interests you. You'll find details of all LLP books here.

Meet our authors

Leila Marshy

Montrealer Leila Marshy is of Palestinian-Newfoundland heritage—she can tell a good joke, but it bombs. She has been a filmmaker, a baker, an app designer, a marketer, a farmer, and editor of online culture journal Rover Arts. She founded the Friends of Hutchison Street/Les Amis de la rue Hutchison, a groundbreaking community group bringing Hasidic and non-Hasidic neighbours together in dialogue. Leila managed the successful city council campaign of Mindy Pollak, the first Hasidic woman ever to hold political office. She splits her time between Montreal and a farm on the Quebec-Ontario border. The Philistine is her first novel.

Phillip Ernest

Born in 1970, Phillip Ernest grew up in New Liskeard, Ontario. Fleeing home at fifteen, he lived on Toronto’s skid row until he was twenty-eight. He learned Sanskrit from the book Teach Yourself Sanskrit, and later earned a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Sanskrit from Cambridge University, with a dissertation on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Marrying a woman from Pune, India, in 2006, he lived in that city until 2016, working first in the Mahabharata department of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, then as a writer and editor at the nearby Dilip Oak Academy. The Vetala is his first novel. He lives with his wife in Bengaluru, India.

Cristina Carvalho

Cristina Carvalho was born in Lisbon in 1949, female, an inhabitant of planet Earth and, as it turned out, a writer. Many of her books have been included in Portugal’s National Reading Plan for students at different levels. Her fictional biography of the Modigliani (Planeta, 2015) won the Portuguese Society of Authors’ 2016 Prize for best novel and has been published in French by Linda Leith Éditions. Rebellion is the first of her books to appear in English.

Jennifer Quist

Jennifer Quist is a writer, critic, and author of two award-winning novels. Love Letters of the Angels of Death (2013) was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. On its merits, she was named an Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist of the year in 2014. Sistering was awarded best novel of 2015 by the Association for Mormon Letters and long-listed for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. Her non-fiction appears in places including New Left Review, The Puritan, CBC Radio, The Awl, Maclean's, and The Globe and Mail. She is a graduate student at the University of Alberta studying comparative literature and Chinese. Her new novel is The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner.

Click on the author's name to find out more about their work.

Photo credits:
Stephane Lavoie, Xue Yiwei with a mural of Dr. Bethune.
Founding Salon .ll. contributors Annabelle Moreau and Marie-Andrée Lamontagne (left) with editors Annie Heminway and Ève Pariseau (right), April 2012.
David Ernest, photos of Phillip Ernest; Eugene Beckes, Swallow; Nicole Périat, photo of Leila Marshy; José Lorvao, photo of Cristina Carvalho; Sara MacKenzie, photo of Jennifer Quist.
Eléonore Delvaux-Beaudoin: photo of a reader of Mavis Gallant's play What Is To Be Done?