May
11
2017
 

Please join us on Friday, May 12, at The Workman’s Club to launch Hopdance, the autobiographical memoir of Stewart Parker. Edited by Marilynn Richtarik, Hopdance is Parker’s poignant story of an amputee enveloped in its mood of numbed trauma. The writing is masterful, the dialogue witty, full of finesse and immersive description. https://www.lilliputpress.ie/product/hopdance      

Mar
21
2017
 

As British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s right-hand man, former journalist and political analyst Alastair Campbell played a critical role in every aspect of New Labour strategy. Charting the course of British government from July 1994 to August 2003, Campbell’s relentlessly honest, often controversial, occasionally brutal, and always razor-sharp commentary has drawn critical acclaim from around the world. In The Irish Diaries (1994–2003), Campbell recalls the integral role Martin McGuinness played in the Northern Ireland peace process. Although the imposing character of McGuinness was ‘always sizing things up, with a smile that veered from charm to menace’, Campbell admits finding McGuinness ‘impressive’ as someone who ‘made a point and battered it, and forced you to take it on board.’ Campbell found…

Mar
21
2017
 

The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s most prestigious independent publishing houses, seeks a full-time publicity intern for the period April to July 2017. This four-month internship is an opportunity to experience the front line of Irish book publishing in a creative and friendly work environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in social media marketing, running publicity campaigns, event management and sales, as well as learning valuable administrative skills. You will be required to flex your copywriting skills, proofread publicity materials and deal with media contacts. Suitable candidates will have the opportunity to read and critique submitted manuscripts and will be able to get involved in the book design process and the…

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…

Jul
08
2016
 

In honour of our latest reissue, John Broderick’s An Apology for Roses, we’re revisiting another of his works, The Pilgrimage, for this month’s Friday Archive. Here’s why it’s worth your while! It was banned in 1961 by the Censorship Board. They always banned the good ones. It sold over 100,000 copies in the U.S.A. as The Chameleons.  It combines an illicit affair with a lovely… … Pilgrimage to Lourdes! What could go wrong? It’s also got a juicy small-town plot (see below) Wealthy Julia Glynn’s husband is seriously ill, and is being tended to by his nephew, Jim, with whom Julia is having an affair. The parish priest advocates a pilgrimage to Lourdes, just as Julia begins to receive anonymous letters detailing her infidelities. As the day…

Jan
29
2016
 

Rob Doyle’s latest collection, This is the Ritual, is published by The Lilliput Press and is available in all good bookshops now. We asked him about his writing.    Q. 1.  What do you start with?  Do you have the seed of an idea in place when you begin to write?  Do you have a much more general notion of what the story might be or is the story more or less clear in your mind from the beginning? A.      I never have any kind of plan, plot or characters when I first start writing a piece of fiction. What I do have, very often, is a place. I’ll start writing to summon up the atmosphere…

Jan
25
2016
 

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Lilliput blog! Allow us to introduce you to our new website, the online home for all our books. It’s your one-stop shop for really good Irish books (and must-have tote bags). So it’s a lot like our old website, but with improved features and prettier! Here at the blog, we’ll keep you up to date on all the titles available at our online bookshop where you can now search all our titles by category. Looking for a book about the 1916 Rising? Select “Irish History” from the drop-down list.  Want to know what we here at the Press are reading these days? Click on “Staff Pick.” You can also easily sort…