Montreal writer and publisher Linda Leith was born in Northern Ireland. Her most recent book is the literary history Writing in the Time of Nationalism (Signature 2010; translated into French as Écrire au temps du nationalisme, Leméac 2014), and she has recently written an introduction to Mavis Gallant’s play What Is To Be Done? (2017). Founder and former president and artistic director of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, she created Salon .ll. and Linda Leith Publishing / Linda Leith Éditions in 2011.