Stephen Harper Explains It All To You, by Warren Clements   > read more...


Monday 5 October 2015

Music Will Surely Live On: The Montreal International Reggae Festival, II, by Maurie Alioff   > read more...


Wednesday 12 August 2015


Lady Saw
Photo: Maurie Alioff

“There's a lot more to come,” says Lady G, “a lot more good things to come. Just like anything else, you can have good and bad. The bad is going to get lost somewhere. The good is going to prevail. Because good is always over evil. It's just one of those things. Every day you have a new artist from the reggae or the dance hall fraternity. It can never stop. Music will surely live on.”

For Part I, see here.

Music Will Surely Live On: The Montreal International Reggae Festival, I, by Maurie Alioff   > read more...


Wednesday 12 August 2015

"It makes sense that the dance hall acts are always on Saturday. Sunday is more, like Jamaicans say, big people music, meaning people over 45." -- Richard Lafrance


Cocoa Tea

Part II is here.

Divas at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, Part II, by Maurie Alioff   > read more...


Sunday 9 August 2015

Serious churchgoers and orthodox Rastafari see wining (the horrible term twerking in North America) as a sign of dissolution. Crouched with their legs apart, girls and women raise their behinds, swivel their hips, and vibrate.


Alison Hinds, the Queen of Soca

Part I of Maurie Alioff's "Divas at the Montreal International Reggae Festival" is here.

Divas at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, Part I, by Maurie Alioff   > read more...


Sunday 9 August 2015

The timing could not be better for the Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 14-16). Everyone is curious about Lady Saw: her changing look, and how far she goes with her lyrics and dance moves. Everyone is also eager to hear Saw handling hits like her spectacularly raunchy song of desire, Heels On.


Lady Saw 
Photo: Maurie Alioff

This is Part I of Maurie Alioff's "Divas at the Montreal International Reggae Festival." Part II is here.

Bloodhound: Searching for my Father, by Ramona Koval   > read more...


Thursday 16 July 2015

Bloodhound: Searching for My Father, by Ramona Koval
review by Linda Leith

The mix of detective work with the personal family story makes for a unique memoir, a unique kind of memoir: a memoir that reads like a detective novel. I can think of nothing like it.

Elise Moser appointed Associate Editor of LLP   > read more...


Thursday 2 July 2015

Announcement: Elise Moser joins LLP as Associate Editor


 [Photo: Fred Lauing]

The Most Dangerous Book, by Kevin Birmingham, reviewed by Linda Leith   > read more...


Tuesday 16 June 2015

Kevin Birmingham’s book reminds me what really matters, when it comes to writing and publishing. 

That's Venice, by Marco LoVerso   > read more...


Wednesday 13 May 2015

Five weeks in Venice, living like the locals.

The Outsider Publisher, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Thursday 7 May 2015

Dennis Johnson of Melville House Books, who sees himself as an outsider, is critical of the mainstream of American publishing. I've heard him talk about publishing a couple of times, now, both times thanks to the Literary Press Group of Canada, of which LLP is a member. He's one of the more original voices in contemporary publishing.

The Painter’s Lover, reviewed by Zoran Minderović   > read more...


Friday 17 April 2015


Eva Gonzalès, by Édouard Manet

In The Painter’s Lover, recently translated into French by Ellen Sowchek and Annie Heminway, Eduardo Manet tells the fabulous story of his grandmother Eva Gonzalès, a brilliant painter who was also Édouard Manet’s pupil, lover, and muse. Art lovers, take note!

Dreaming of the Suburb: Martine Delvaux on Bitter Rose -- Part II   > read more...


Friday 27 March 2015

The second part of Ceri Morgan's interview with Martine Delvaux, author of Rose amer, which is published in an English translation by David Homel as Bitter Rose (Linda Leith Publishing, 2015).


Photo of Martine Delvaux by Patrick H. Harrop

Dreaming of the Suburb: Martine Delvaux on Bitter Rose -- Part I   > read more...


Friday 27 March 2015

Ceri Morgan interviews Martine Delvaux, author of Rose amer, which is published in an English translation by David Homel as Bitter Rose (Linda Leith Publishing, 2015).

Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair   > read more...


Sunday 23 November 2014

The first-ever Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair took place last week, November 13-16, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, eliciting mixed reactions. Linda Leith Publishing was there, in the Discovery Pavillion pod P5, and we enjoyed ourselves.


The LLP stand at Inspire! 

Titans in the Lagoon, part II, by Marco LoVerso   > read more...


Wednesday 23 July 2014

"Let’s remember that Venice is a fish, after all. She sprang from the lagoon like a miraculous birth. If she is to swim freely, her waters must be respected and protected. How can we allow these titans of steel and smoke to threaten the vitality of the most original city in the world?”

Titans in the Lagoon, part I, by Marco LoVerso   > read more...


Wednesday 23 July 2014


The chances of an oversized vessel getting into trouble increase markedly, as is evidenced by some thrillingly close calls, such as the Mona Lisa incident.

My Life Among the Ruins, Part III, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Friday 11 July 2014

All along I have been led to believe that New York or Toronto or Montreal or Paris is the centre of the known universe, when it is really this egg-shaped boulder on a mountainside in Greece.


The Temple of Apollo, Bassai

My Life Among the Ruins, Part II, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Thursday 10 July 2014


Hermes and the Infant Dionysos

One is always tempted to go naked in Greece: heat and history seem to demand it, and Irving Layton probably did, even though in the first Olympic games athletes wore protective jock straps, nudes on vases notwithstanding. 

My Life Among the Ruins, Part I, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Wednesday 9 July 2014


The Erechtheion 

The Acropolis can lead to poetry or hallucinations of deities. I failed to see divinity, but I absorbed the beauty of the Erechtheion, especially the six caryatids forming the Ionic columns of its so-called Porch of the Maidens. Absorption seems the accurate term. 

Kidnapped Motherhood, by Cristina Montescu   > read more...


Friday 27 June 2014

Marie-Soleil, a woman approaching forty, wants to have a baby. She has no partner and no opportunity of finding a donor whose identity she knows in her host country, Canada. Furthermore, most of her family and friends have stopped understanding her desire to be a mother. Facing the failure of her numerous fertility treatments alone, Marie-Soleil tries anger, humour, and walking. Can she escape her maternal instincts unscathed?

Translation by Jonathan Kaplansky of an excerpt from Cristina Montescu's unpublished novel A Hole in the Belly.


[Illustration: Catalin N. Ruxandu. All rights reserved.]

** La version originale de ce texte se trouve ici. **

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