Jan
30
2017
 

Our first title of 2017 is Michel Déon’s moving tribute to his life in Ireland, ‘Horseman, Pass By!’ Déon was a novelist and distinguished member of Academie Francaise,  best known as the author of The Purple Taxi, which became a film in 1977 starring Fred Astaire. Déon passed away in December, after, so the story goes, awakening for just long enough to hold the first copy of the book in his hands. These reflective essays about Déon’s life and experiences in the west of Ireland describe the colourful and varied personalities that he came across since moving to Galway in the mid-1970s with his wife and two children. From his friendship with John McGahern and…

Jan
27
2017
 

We are delighted that, here at Lilliput, the sale of charity Christmas cards this year raised hundreds of euro in aid of the Irish Refugee Council. The cards, specially designed and featuring a mix of traditional fonts and colours, and beautiful illustrations of Sri Lankan birds, sold very well, as the ever-worsening refugee crisis gains mounting coverage. We’d like to thank everybody who contributed and bought cards, but also to remember also important to remember that the plight of displaced peoples is constant and unrelenting, and the IRC are in need of donations all year round. If you’d like to help, please donate to the Irish Refugee Council here.

Jan
26
2017
 

Check out our book One: Healing With Theatre by Gavin Quinn  to see Oscar-nominated Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga hiding out inside. Ruth Negga has been nominated for Best Actress for her picture Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols. The film follows the journey of Richard and Mildred Loving,  the couple at the heart of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. One Lilliput employee who will remain nameless may have shed more than a single tear at the trailer. Negga appears in One: Healing With Theatre along with numerous other Irish actors, answering the question: ‘Why do you think you became an actor?’ Also featured in…

Jan
16
2017
 

Over Christmas, Sam Coll’s stunning debut The Abode of Fancy received two amazing reviews, one from Andrew Gallix in the Guardian, and the second from Matthew Parkinson-Bennett in the Dublin Review of Books. Gallix lauded Coll for displaying ‘an emotional intelligence beyond his years: the unflinching, compassionate depiction of loneliness and ageing provides a melancholy undertow to the lusty comedy.’ Meanwhile, Parkinson-Bennett touted Coll as ‘one of the most interesting artists of his generation.’ Here at Lilliput we are overjoyed that Sam Coll is getting the recognition he deserves for his, as Andrew Gallix puts it, ‘ freewheeling doorstopper about hard-drinking oddballs and fantastical creatures.’ Pick up your copy here or pop in store to…

Jan
16
2017
 

PUBLISHING & PRODUCTION MANAGER (Maternity Cover) The Lilliput Press is seeking a Publishing & Production Manager on a 6-12 month contract to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will have suitable experience in a book publishing environment, preferably in a project management or coordination role, and must be able to hit the ground running. REQUIRED SKILLS Core Competencies Suitable experience in a book publishing environment in a project management, coordination or administration role Demonstrated administration and office management skills Mac-based computer literacy (MS Office, Internet, Gmail, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop & Indesign, WordPress, FTP programs) Strong editorial and proofreading skills, and outstanding attention to detail Familiarity with typesetting and design programs Excellent people management, mentoring…