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Review of Sorj Chalandon's 'Return to Killybegs'


At long last a review of this wonderful novel, translated from the French and published by Lilliput in 2013.

"...Chalandon confronts the mechanics of betrayal, the ways in which we justify our worst actions and the illusions we collectively assemble, offering his character some much-deserved empathy. Few books are able to achieve as much."

Richard Hayward BBC Documentary


More on Richard Hayward can be found here:

'Richard Hayward was a man of boundless energy, fierce ambition, and infectious enthusiasm.'

Richard Hayward documentary on BBC 2; Paul Clements speaks at Cong Festival


On Sunday 12 Oct at 10 p.m., BBC 2 Northern Ireland will air an hour-long documentary on Richard Hayward.

Paul Clement's book 'Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward 1892-1964' also chronicles the life of this extraordinary man. Tune in, and read on!

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Also on 12 October, Paul Clements will be speaking about his book 'Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward' at the Cong Festival in Mayo. Further information is available here:

'A Delicate Wildness' by Julian Vignoles Book Launch


We would be delighted if you could join us for the launch of A Delicate Wildness: The Life and Loves of David Thomson, 1914-1988 by Julian Vignoles. 

It will take place at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October at the UnitedArts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

Joe Duffy, a keen Woodbrook fan, will be our guest speaker on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Talking History: Richard Hayward


Here's Paul Clements talking about 'the extraordinary life that was Richard Hayward's' on Newstalk on Sunday. Tune in at the 14-minute mark to hear about this fabulous character and the corresponding book 'Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward'.


'I'm surprised we didn't know more about him.'

Talking History


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:

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'.!rii=9%3A20651606%3A0%3A%3A

Talking Books


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!

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