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LLP is a Montreal English-language 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.
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[Peter Kirby photo: Linda Leith]

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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.

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[Photo: Stephane Lavoie}

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Meet our authors

Martine Delvaux

Martine Delvaux was born in Quebec City and lives in Montreal. After Bitter Rose and The Last Bullet Is For You, White Out (translated by GG nominee Katia Grubisic) is the third of Delvaux's five novels published in English by LLP.  Delvaux teaches women’s studies at Université du Québec à Montréal. Blanc dehors, the original of White Out, was shortlisted for a 2016 Governor General’s Award for fiction.

Stanley Péan

Stanley Péan was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the spring of 1966, and he grew up in the Saguenay region of Quebec where his parents settled after immigrating in the fall of that same year. A writer and cultural journalist, over the last thirty years, he has published twenty-five works in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, essays, and fiction for young readers. A music lover, every night of the week Péan hosts a jazz show on ICI Musique, Radio-Canada's music channel. And though he is past fifty, he still has not learned to drive. Which explains the taxis...

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.

Frédérick Lavoie

Frédérick Lavoie is a freelance foreign correspondent born in 1983 in Chicoutimi, Canada, who has worked for a number of media in Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland. His most recent book explores contemporary Cuba and investigates the release of Orwell’s classic 1984 there. His critically acclaimed essay For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone was shortlisted for the Prix des Libraires 2017 and is his first book to appear in English (translation by Donald Winkler). He divides his time between Montreal and Mumbai.

Linda Leith Publishing is situated on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We honour and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather and work.

Photo credits:
Linda Leith: photo of Peter Kirby, 2013, and of founding Salon .ll. contributors Annabelle Moreau and Marie-Andrée Lamontagne (left) with editors Annie Heminway and Ève Pariseau (right), April 2012.
Stephane Lavoie, photo of Stanley Péan; Eugene Beckes, Swallow; Nicole Périat, photo of Leila Marshy; José Lorvao, photo of Cristina Carvalho; Jasmin Lavoie, photo of Frédérick Lavoie.
Eléonore Delvaux-Beaudoin: photo of a reader of Mavis Gallant's play What Is To Be Done?