About Us

The Lilliput Press is one of Ireland’s smallest and most prestigious publishing houses. We publish a wide variety of Irish interest books and are proud to represent authors such as James Joyce, John Moriarty, J.P. Donleavy and many others. We specialize in biography, historical non-fiction and memoir, but are also one of the leading fiction publishers in Ireland and are known for discovering exciting new talents such as Donal Ryan, Rob Doyle, Elske Rahill and Adrian Duncan.

The Lilliput Press was founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell in County Westmeath. Jonathan Swift spent his summers in a house nearby, and derived the name Lilliput from a local townland. The office was moved to its present locale in Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, in 1989. More than 600 titles have appeared under its imprint; these encompass art, music (both traditional and popular Irish music) architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture, fiction, drama and poetry, all broadly focused on Irish themes. We are particularly focused on publishing high quality books about Irish history, and have covered a wide range of topics in this area alone.

The Lilliput Press publishes books entirely on their merit, regardless of the author’s class, ethnicity, creed, or gender. We continue as we began more than three decades ago, searching out fresh voices that will resonate beyond our shores. As custodians of the written word, we cherish our independence of judgment, originality of thought, and the singularity of Irish culture in a polyglot universe.

Please note that we are not accepting unsolicited applications for internships at this time.

The Lilliput Press bookshop is open Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00. Please inquire through editorial@lilliputpress.ie with any specific queries.





  • Postage and packaging: Our postal rates are the standard An Post rates plus the cost of packaging. All P&P costs are clearly shown at the checkout, and delivery time is the standard for An Post. We also offer courier delivery within Ireland. Rates for courier delivery are shown at checkout.
  • Limited editions: We have a fine selection of limited and special editions – all of which have a limited print-run, and many of which are signed and numbered. From the first Dublin-published edition of Ulysses to a slipcased, leather-bound graphic novelization of Tristram Shandy, we have a spectacular array of limited and special edition books. Full details of what makes each edition special and unique can be found on each relevant book page, but should you need to know any more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Although we do not give out contact information for our authors, we can forward any queries.