Apr
18
2018
 

Who are you and what is your role at Lilliput Press? My name is Shauna and I am the current publicity intern for The Lilliput Press. The main aspects of my job are all based around social media and event organisation – two tasks that compliment each other well. I organise all the book launches for our upcoming releases. This involves securing a venue, negotiating fees, ensuring there will be a crowd, accommodating guest speakers and organising the sale of books at the event. My social media management is crucial to this job as it is one of the main ways in which I publicise the event. What Lilliput Release are you most looking forward…

Mar
21
2018
 

On this World Down Syndrome Day in memory of my mother Patricia Farrell (1914-2004) and dear brother Brian Farrell (1948-2014), for whom she founded St Michael’s House in 1955. –Antony Farrell, Publisher    

Mar
12
2018
 

The Lilliput Press regrets the loss of this vibrant figure: friend of the Press, founder of Claddagh Records, patron of poets, traditional Irish music lover, bibliophile and bon viveur. Luggala, a Petit Trianon, near Roundwood in County Wicklow, was his seat of entertainment where he hosted the great and not-so-good across art’s spectrum. We celebrate his life and the gaiety it afforded, while mourning the passing of a chief amongst men. Thank you for the days, Garech.  

Mar
08
2018
 

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, The Lilliput Press reached out to three of our most esteemed female fiction writers; Rosita Sweetman, Elske Rahill and Caroline Preston. Each one of them provided fascinating insights into the historical and generational importance of feminism. Elske Rahill, author of 2013’s Between Dog and Wolf and 2017’s In White Ink, spoke on what it means to be a feminist writer: ‘Feminism is about much more than ‘add women and stir’. It is not about coveting existing positions. Being a feminist writer means changing the parameters of literature – changing what counts as meaningful, interrogating power structures, writing silences, and ultimately destabilising the prism we have been taught to look…

Feb
23
2018
 

My name is Livia. I am a student in St. Andrews College, and I decided to spend my Transition Year work experience working in publishing at The Lilliput Press. I wanted to do publishing as I’ve always had a keen interest in literature and other humanities. I was excited to work at Lilliput since I would be able to learn about the process involved in book publishing; a combination of publicity, editorial and overall managerial work. Because Lilliput is an independent company, the work scheduling and consistency is less rigid or corporate, allowing me to experience all the different aspects and jobs involved in publishing in a hospitable environment. I have very much enjoyed my…

Feb
05
2018
 

Philip Casey, Dublin-based novelist, poet and champion of Irish writing, native of Gorey, Co Wexford, died at 5.20pm Sunday 4 February. We mourn the passing of a radiant spirit and friend of the Press, and salute his achievements. Lilliput published his first novel, The Fabulists, winner of the Listowel Book of the Year award in 1995. Sebastian Barry noted his ‘Mortally angelic writing’. He went on to be published by Picador in the UK and his poetry appeared with Dermot Bolger’s Raven Arts Press.       Antony Farrell, publisher

Feb
02
2018
 

Portions of this video will appear in “Bloomsday ReJoyce” a documentary from Irish-Canadian producer/director Godfrey Jordan, author of the forthcoming novel – “O’CREDIBLE ! The O’Credible Showband starring Orlo O’Laughlin”

Jan
31
2018
 

The staff at The Lillliput Press were saddened this morning to hear about the death of poet Richard Murphy (90). Richard was a remarkable Irish poet and a great friend of the The Lilliput Press for many years. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Born in Milford, Co. Galway, Richard spent much of his childhood living between Sri Lanka and the boarding schools of Britain and Ireland. Richard is most popularly known for his striking portraits of the people and history of the West of Ireland. Richard spent the last 6 years of his life in Sri Lanka, writing poetry, meditating and practicing yoga in a clay-tiled octagon temple near his home. He will…

Jan
28
2018
 

The Lilliput Press has an exciting and varied list of books for you to look forward to this year. March 2018 The Mindfully Me Series, Louise Shanagher with illustrations by Rose Finerty This is a wonderful series of books on mindfulness for children which addresses the rise in young children’s anxiety and stress in a practical and helpful way. – It’s Always There focuses on breathing patterns as a practical method of helping children to deal with a situation they find stressful. – Where is Happy? encourages children to practice finding peace and happiness within themselves. It prompts children to question whether external things such as toys and sweets really bring lasting happiness. – Look…

Dec
18
2017
 

Elske Rahill’s new short story collection In White Ink has been causing ripples in the literary community and beyond.   About In White Ink: Motherhood, nurture and violence – these are the themes of Elske Rahill’s remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers have attempted. Here is a biting realism, in the relations between men and women and in the expectations and failures of their assigned roles. Each story is illumined by moments of harsh poetry. They are carefully crafted snapshots of our condition. In the title story, an isolated young mother is locked in to…