Sep
16
2019
 

  The Librarian of Trinity College Dublin, The Lilliput Press, Gerald Dawe and Eoin O’Brien request the pleasure of your company at a unique and special event on Thursday, October 3rd 2019, at 5:30pm in The Long Room, Old Library, Trinity College Dublin. Ethna MacCarthy: Poems, edited by Eoin O’Brien and Gerald Dawe, will be launched by the Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, with Cathy Belton to read from the book on the night. The occasion will also mark the placement of the original poems of Ethna MacCarthy in the archive of A. J. (Con) Leventhal which is being donated to the Library by Eoin O’Brien, one of the founders of the Leventhal…

Jul
01
2019
 

              Join us this year as we rebel, roister and rave with abandon in celebration of 35 years of The Lilliput Press and the publication of so many amazing books ???? To mark this momentous occasion we have launched #lilliput35 – a celebration of all things Lilliputian. Beginning today we will be posting daily pictures and tweets about all of our favourite Lilliput books, shining the spotlight on a book a day and livening up your summer reading list. And because no birthday would be complete without presents we are also offering 20% off selected titles so that you can keep up with us as we journey through the…

Jun
13
2019
 

We are all deeply saddened here at the Lilliput Press to hear of the passing of our former National Library of Ireland colleague, Gerry Lyne. Gerry was a great friend of the press and was the life and soul of Lilliput’s Christmas parties. He was the former Keeper of Manuscripts and retired in 2009 after having worked at the NLI for more than thirty-six years. Originally from Kerry, Gerry went to the Cistercian college, Mount St Joseph’s in Roscrea, before earning his masters in History at University College Dublin. Always interested in the arts, Gerry began his working life as a teacher in London and then moved on to a position as a sub-editor with…

Jun
05
2019
 

Lilliput Press are delighted to announce the launch of Mary Cregan’s intimate and unflinchingly honest memoir ‘The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery’. Praised as ‘a searing and riveting book … wrestling with demons emerging here with a kind of grace, a hard-won heroism’ (Colm Tóibín) – it is an evening not to be missed! Join Mary, for what promises to be an enjoyable afternoon as she is interviewed by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright. The event will be held at Hodges Figgis on 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2  Wednesday, 12 June at 6:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend!

Nov
16
2018
 

It’s all starting to feel a little festive around here, and while we are rather loathe to admit it, Christmas is fast approaching. We have compiled a list of our favourite stocking fillers, perfect for the book lover in your life – and if that book lover happens to be yourself? Even better! To add to the overall jolliness, we’re throwing in a merry 25% off all of our chosen titles. Just use the code Christmas18 to avail of the offer at the check out.   The Ginger Man Letters                                                                                                edited by Bill Dunn This brilliantly edited compilation of JP Donleavy’s correspondence throughout his lifetime will leave you in stitches or in tears- or perhaps…

Oct
12
2018
 

Last night, we all gathered in the stunning environs of the Irish Georgian Society to launch Susan Wood’s newest collection, her ‘valentine’ to Ireland as she put it herself. John Boorman introduced the book, expressing his amazement at Susan’s ability to capture her subjects at the most unusual yet befitting moments. He also spoke warmly of their life long friendship and mutual love for a country to which neither of them are native, but to which both have always been heartily welcomed. Susan, in her speech, spoke of how honored she was by her reception, and how the friends she made here (many of whom feature in the book) gifted her with the opportunity to…

Feb
14
2018
 

Newlyweds and local celebrities Michael and Matt (or M&M as they call themselves!) popped over to Lilliput today to celebrate Valentine’s day and to show off their beautiful special edition copy of Ulysses. They received this Lilliput Press edition from Joe Duffy and Mrs. Brown herself last Christmas eve as a joint Christmas and wedding present. Today is a day to celebrate every kind of love and there is definitely plenty between these two wonderful people.

Feb
09
2018
 

Who are you and what is your role at Lilliput Press? My name is Orla, and I am the new editorial intern at The Lilliput Press. My job includes a number of different tasks: I run the bookshop at the front of the store. I am sometimes given blurbs to write and manuscripts to proof or edit. I am the one responsible for reading the ‘slush’ pile. These are the unsolicited manuscripts handed in to The Lilliput Press daily. If I like something, I will champion it at one of our production meetings. If others are interested, we may go ahead with publishing the manuscript! What Lilliput release are you most looking forward to? The…

Sep
05
2017
 

An abridged version of Charles Lysaght’s speech at Adrian Kenny’s launch. I am honoured to be invited to launch this reissue by Lilliput Press (with relatively minor additions) of a book entitled Before the Wax Hardened written by my friend Adrian Kenny and first published a quarter of a century ago. Of its many fine features the finest is its honesty. It is an intrusion of honesty into a notoriously dishonest genre of literature – autobiography. Autobiographies or memoirs are so often exercises in public relations written by the successful and would-be successful painting a sympathetic picture of themselves with a few discreet boasts. It may be that most people are happy not to have…

Aug
29
2017
 

A few words by Pierre Joannon at the launch of Michél Deon’s Horseman, pass by! in April 2017. Towards the end of his life, Michel Déon showed an intense determination to see his translated memoir of his life in county Galway published in Ireland.  Far from emanating from mere literary vanity, his determination stemmed from Michel’s desire to acknowledge his gratitude towards the community, the country and the culture in which he had made his home since the early 1970s. Just before his death, Michel expressed this heartfelt appreciation in the book that we are launching today: “My lines on Ireland record the grateful thanks of a French writer who has learned to love Ireland…