Jan
24
2024
 

It’s our fortieth year in the business of independent publishing! And The Lilliput Press is doing a big stocktake to celebrate – along the way finding hidden gems … Here’s your first update from Publisher Antony Farrell. With Lilliput Press’s current pre-spring stocktake in our auxiliary warehouse above the stables in Knockmaroon, titles are being uncovered in the form of well-preserved long-lost classics previously deemed out of print. The following have so far re-emerged and are back on our shelves. First, two Joycean masterworks, one on Ulysses, the other on Finnegans Wake:   FAITHFUL DEPARTED, THE DUBLIN OF JOYCE’S ULYSSES by Kieran Hickey (2004) €25 pbk, based on Robert French’s photographs in the National Library of Ireland. THE ONDT…

Oct
11
2023
 

The Lilliput Press is seeking a Publishing Manager on a 12 month contract, renewable annually subject to review with the Publisher and Board. 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.  Essential Criteria  Third-level qualification in publishing, literature or a related field. Demonstrated experience in a book publishing environment in a project management, office management, coordination or administration role (min. 2 years’ experience) Proficient mathematical and computational skills with experience in setting and managing budgets Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Experience in problem-solving and decision-making Strong editorial and proofreading skills and ability…

Aug
11
2023
 

Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s smallest but most prestigious publishing houses, is proud to present a compilation of some of our many literary event highlights throughout 2023 for Culture Night. A special video will go live here on this page at 6PM on 22 September 2023 – make sure to tune in for exciting insights into the world of books from some very talented authors and guest speakers!  

May
15
2023
 

The Lilliput Press cordially invites you to the book launch of A Life in Medicine: From Asclepius to Beckett by Professor Eoin O’Brien With guest speaker Robert Ballagh 6.30pm Thursday 18 May 2023 at Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 X560 All welcome ABOUT A LIFE IN MEDICINE In his memoir, A Life in Medicine: From Asclepius to Beckett, Eoin O’Brien, an Irish cardiologist and clinical scientist of international repute, recounts his life in medicine and his friendships with doctors, scientists, writers and painters. O’Brien’s love of literature and the arts brought him into close contact with some remarkable writers and artists, among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Fournier, Nevill Johnson, Con Leventhal, Brian O’Doherty and Niall…

Mar
23
2023
 

Poet Paul Muldoon in conversation with artist Maria Simonds-Gooding at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) for the book launch of An File in November 2022. Copyright for all images: Maria Simonds-Gooding Audio recording credit: Judith Coe Book published by: Lilliput Press – available for purchase here ABOUT THE BOOK Mícheál Ó Gaoithín (1904–74), poet and writer, was born 3 January 1904 on the Great Blasket island, one of the six surviving children of renowned storyteller Peig Sayers and her husband, Pádraig ‘Flint’ Ó Guithín, a small farmer and fisherman. Mícheál Ó Gaoithín became a fisherman after finishing primary school and worked on the family farm until around 1930 when he decided to follow his…

Jan
27
2023
 

We record with deep sadness the death last Sunday, 22 January, of our author Valerie Pakenham, whose magnificent edition of Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland Lilliput published in 2018.   Valerie was a scrupulous and spirited scholar, immersed in the history of her adopted Westmeath, where she presided over Tullynally Castle Gardens, her unruly family and cherished husband Thomas (himself an unsurpassed chronicler of empire and arboriculture).   She is hugely missed by us all and her funeral service will be held at St Michael’s Church of Ireland in Castlepollard at 11am on Monday the 29th. Antony Farrell 

Aug
22
2022
 

Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s smallest but most prestigious publishing houses, is proud to present a compilation of some of our many literary event highlights throughout 2022 for Culture Night. A special video will go live here on this page at 6PM on 23 September 2022 – make sure to tune in for exciting insights into the world of books from some very talented authors and guest speakers!

Aug
02
2022
 

Lilliput is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Michael O’Brien – Michael was a Titan of Irish publishing whose sudden loss is deeply felt. Warm, ebullient and charismatic, his cyclonic energy transformed our world, seeding the arid landscape of the late 1970s and 80s and beyond with his roster of authors and publications. When I returned from London seeking work he readily opened his door in Rathgar to projects and editorial devisings, fearless, encouraging, cajoling and collegiate. His was the heart of Dublin letters, and its legacy beats on through his son and successor Ivan. Our sympathies to he and Svetlana and family for the loss of a true paterfamilias.  Antony Farrell 

May
23
2022
 

The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s leading independent publishing houses, seeks a part-time bookseller for the period June–December 2022. This role is in-person only and is an opportunity to experience the front line of Irish bookselling and publishing in a creative and friendly work environment. This role will be a part-time, 6-month contract on the pay rate of €25,000 per annum pro rata (the equivalent of €13.00 per hour). The hours are from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be required from time to time to help with evening book events. Key responsibilities will include: Overseeing and moving bookshop inventory, tracking out-of-stock or out-of-print titles, stocking shelves, restocking distributors and ensuring that…