Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and educated in London, Paris, Basel and Montreal, Linda Leith was granted a doctorate from the University of London for her work on Samuel Beckett’s fiction. The author of three novels and three works of literary non-fiction published in English, in French, and in Serbian, she is also the translator of Travels with an Umbrella: An Irish Voyage, by Louis Gauthier. Founder of Blue Metropolis Foundation, she was director of the multilingual Blue Metropolis Montreal international Literary Festival 1998-2010. She is publisher of the online magazine Salon .ll. and of Linda Leith Publishing [www.lindaleith.com].
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- Introducing Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes (1990); Épouser la Hongrie (2004, trans. Aline Apostolska), and then in Serbian (Rad, 2005, trans. Aleksandra Mančic
- Marrying Hungary (Signature 2008)
- Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis (Signature 2010).
- Birds of Passage (Signature, 1993)
- The Tragedy Queen (Signature, 1995), translated into French as Un Amour de Salomé (XYZ Éditeur, 2003, trans. Agnès Guitard), winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Award for Translation
- The Desert Lake (Signature, 2007).
- Travels with an Umbrella: An Irish Journey (Signature 2000); shortlisted for the Glassco Prize and the QWF Translation prize. Translation by Agnès Guitard.
- Telling Differences: New English Fiction from Quebec (Véhicule, 1989)