Oct
18
2019
 

Words: Jeananne Crowley. You couldn’t have bought the quality of silence accorded to Seamus Mallon yesterday. It was sobering to be in the presence of living History. His event was relocated to St Joseph’s due to huge demand, and as the Parish Priest remarked wryly, wasn’t it very gratifying to see such a full house at 11am on a Saturday? I never heard Brendan Flynn speak as passionately as when introducing Mallon, and suddenly there he was on the altar: white-haired, slightly stooped but strong of voice and intellect. He didn’t mention his succinct remark regarding the Good Friday Agreement being “Sunningdale for slow learners” but he did say firmly how disappointed he was, and…

May
13
2019
 

Listen at Lilliput presents ZASKA | Leila Jane & more to be announced… Join us for our fifth session of Listen at Lilliput, a night of music and spoken word in the beautiful Lilliput Press. This is a Free event but donations are gratefully accepted with all profits going to a charity of choice. It’s a cushion on the floor kind of scenario- definitely cosy, sometimes squishy, endless cups of tea & maybe a hobnob or two. Bring a cup & a cushion if you can. The book press only has a capacity of 45 so *please don’t arrive after 19.15!* It will be held at Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7…

Mar
15
2019
 

Thursday, 21st March at 6:30pm – Save the date folks as The Lilliput Press are very excited to be hosting the launch of Declan Murphy’s captivating book ‘A Life in the Trees’. With writer, filmmaker and theatre director, Alan Gilsenan as guest speaker. Attending on the night will be veteran film director, John Boorman and legendary Irish musician, Paddy Maloney of The Cheiftains! Please do come along for a night of wine, music, readings, and with a film director, musician, and birdwatcher all in one place, who knows what else! The event is free and all are welcome, our address is The Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7  

Jan
24
2019
 

Antony’s got his apron on and he’s cooking up some wonderful books (and scones) for Lilliput’s 2019 list. As well as exciting forthcoming titles, we’ve got the new and improved Listen at Lilliput series, the next Winter Book Club Meet Up and a musical treat for your ears!    UPCOMING EVENTS The Winter Book Club • 24 January at 6.30pm Our next book for The Winter Book Club is ‘Bad Day in Blackrock’ by Kevin Power. There are still places available, so if you’re a very speedy reader, feel free to join! The book is available from Lilliput with 20% off for book club members.  Buy the book  Listen at Lilliput • 30 January at 7PM  •…

Nov
30
2018
 

My name is Alison and I am currently on a week of work experience at The Lilliput Press. As a recent Journalism graduate with a passion for books and a strong determination to work in publishing, finding any experience within said industry is invaluable. I have found that the experience I have gained whilst at The Lilliput Press truly beneficial. Because The Lilliput Press is a small independent publisher, it allows me to get the absolute most out of this experience. My tasks are tailor made to me and what I’m specifically interested in within the publishing process. I informed the staff here that I’m very interested in editorial, with an open mind towards other…

Aug
01
2018
 

Donal Ryan was long listed for the Man Booker 2018 Prize on 23rd July for his latest novel From a Low and Quiet Sea. The Lilliput Press has a limited edition of the title for sale, all signed by the author. The Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. This year the long list comprises of 13 novels. There are 2 other Irish writers on the long list, Sally Rooney and Anna Burns. The shortlist will be announced on 20th September and the winner on the 16th October. Ryan’s novel From a Low and Quiet Sea is about three men, each of whom is searching for something…

Jul
20
2018
 

On Wednesday 18th July Constance Markievicz was honoured in the House of Commons as the first elected female to the British Parliament. A photographic reproduction of an oil painting of Markievicz, owned by the Hugh Lane gallery, will go on permanent display in Westminster. This is as part of Westminster’s ‘Voice and Vote’ exhibition, which highlights the role of women within parliament. The Lilliput Press published Anne Haverty’s biography ‘Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary’ in 2016. It is a landmark text in Markievicz studies, which provides a complete account of a woman often maligned and misunderstood. It is must read for anyone from the general reader to the serious student of Irish history. Constance Markievicz remains…

Jul
17
2018
 

For Culture Night on Friday 21st September, The Lilliput Press are hosting a Short Fiction Competition. We are inviting short story submissions of up to 1,000 words which should be based around the theme ‘The Heart of the City’. The team at Lilliput will choose the best short fiction from the received submissions. The finalists will then be invited to read their piece as part of Culture Night in The Lilliput Press office in Stoneybatter. The winner will be chosen by our expert panel and announced on the night. The event will run from 6.30pm on Friday 21st September. Please send the submissions by email to editorial@lilliputpress.ie by Friday 31st August. Contact Karen on 01…

Jun
25
2018
 

The Stoneybatter Festival ran from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June. It was a fantastic festival that featured a series of events, which highlighted the pride people have in this area and the sense of community that there is. The Lilliput Press ran three events on Saturday. We kicked off with a children’s mindfulness workshop in the morning. Louise Shanagher, the author of the Mindfully Me series, led the children with mindfulness exercises, and encouraged them to draw pictures depicting how they felt. Next up we had Bernard Neary, the author of the ever-popular Dublin 7, give a fascinating talk on the history of Stoneybatter. He was joined by The Cruelty Men writer, Emer…