This Sunday at 8 p.m., Paul Clements will be 'Talking History' with Susan Cahill on Newstalk Radio. Tune in to hear about his book 'Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward'.
Culture Night Photos
Just a few of the brilliant readers (and readings) we had on the night! Thanks to everyone who came out in the drizzle to find us up in Arbour Hill.
Check out the album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152402591362406.1073741839.135812122405&type=3
Rob Doyle on RTE Radio 1
Rob Doyle praises Hubert Butler's 'The Appleman and the Poet' on the RTE Radio 1's Monthly Books Roundup:
'He's a very elegant and refined writer, who has won very high praise by the likes of John Banville and Fintan O'Toole'.
Tune in at the 22-minute mark to hear Antony Farrell talk books, Joyce, and crazy interns with Susan Cahill.
Culture Night 2014
The Lilliput Press is opening its doors for Culture Night on Friday, 19 September.
We would be delighted if you could join us that evening at any stage between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. There'll be tunes and chat and you may end up on the local radio station if you're here early.
We will have some snacks and refreshments, but please feel free to bring wine, beer or whatever you're having yourself.
We look forward to seeing you!
For Publishers Lilliput and Liberties, Independence is All
Read Eimear McKeith's piece about Dublin's independent publishers in today's Irish Times here! Featuring a twinkling photo of Antony himself.
The Strangled Impulse Launch
The Lilliput Press is delighted to invite you to the launch of 'The Strangled Impulse' by William King.
The launch will take place at the Corpus Christi Parish Hall, Home Farm Road, Drumcondra on Tuesday 26 August at 7:00 PM.
The guest speaker will be John MacKenna. We hope to see you all there!
The Irish Times Reviews 'Romancing Ireland'
"It has taken 50 years, but Clements’s detailed and affectionate account of Hayward’s life should restore a measure of prominence to a long-neglected figure, very much a product of his time but also someone who helped to define the mores of the time.Romancing Ireland is a product of great industry and astuteness, a social history, and a worthwhile exercise in reinstatement."
Patricia Craig Reviews Romancing Ireland in The Irish Times. Read the full article here:
Rob Doyle's 'Here are the Young Men' Acquired by Bloomsbury
We are delighted to announce the acquisition and almost instant publication by Bloomsbury of Here Are the Young Men.
As they face the void of their post-school lives, Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise. Here Are the Young Men portrays a chilling spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion. Visceral and blackly funny, this debut novel marks the arrival of a powerful literary talent who releases an unnerving anarchic energy to devastating effect.
World English rights to Here Are the Young Men were pre-empted by Alexa von Hirschberg at Bloomsbury in a deal handled by Marianne Gunn O'Connor for The Lilliput Press.
Alexa von Hirschberg says:
'Here Are the Young Men is a fierce, shocking, blackly comic wild ride of a novel – a powerful literary statement about the lives of disaffected and disillusioned young people. Rob Doyle does for Dublin what Irvine Welsh did for Edinburgh in Trainspotting. Brave, insightful, philosophical and heartbreaking, it introduces a talented writer at the beginning of what will be a long career.'
Bloomsbury will publish in paperback in the UK and Ireland on 25th September 2014, and in the US in 2015.
The Spinning Heart has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Award. Considered by many to be the definitive novel of the economic collapse, Donal's impressive debut continues to garner accolades from all over.
Read more about the IMPAC shortlist HERE.