Weintraub, William


O/P WHY ROCK THE BOAT Comic novel of a young reporter’s life and loves in 1940s Montreal. Feature film produced by the NFB.


O/P THE UNDERDOGS Controversial satire of Quebec separation. Adapted for a successful play staged in Montreal in 1998.

CITY UNIQUE: A Portrait Of Montreal

Robin Brass Studio Can/04 CITY UNIQUE: A Portrait Of Montreal Novelist, filmmaker, journalist, William Weintraub offers a social history of Montreal in the 1940s and 1950s, depicting the rise and fall of a great city in all its vibrancy, corruption, and diversity. Rich in detail and anecdote, and broad in sweep, it promises to recapture the vigor…


WILLIAM WEINTRAUB is the author of two novels, Why Rock the Boat and The Underdogs, and the non-fiction book, City Unique: Montreal Days and Nights in the 1940s and 1950s. McClelland & Stewart CAN/Oct 2001 O/P GETTING STARTED A Memoir of the 1950s With Letters From Mordecai Richler, Mavis Gallant, and Brian Moore. “Dear Bill:I got your highly unintellectual letter…

Crazy About Lili

“It’s a happy publishing season that includes a new book by William Weintraub.”The National Post “Crazy About Lili is a funny, farcical, and thoroughly engaging look back.”The Globe and Mail “Weintraub is adept at playing the historical tease, sprinkling in enough actual facts and local colour to give…credence to his jocular coming-of-age tale.”The Montreal Gazette Awards:Leacock Medal…