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 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 Lilliput…

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…

Aug
21
2017
 

The People, Places & Historical Buildings of Dublin 7 with local author and historian Bernard Neary Wednesday 23 August, 6.30pm at Cabra Library Join Bernard for an interesting oral and visual tour of Dublin 7, discover interesting facts about the people, places and buildings of interest to the visitor and resident alike. This event is free, but booking essential Call Cabra Library on 01-8691414 to book your place.   Books will be available to buy on the night, or purchase here    

Aug
21
2017
 

Each fortnight HeadStuff brings an unadulterated critique of the global art scene. For their July issue HeadStuff focused on The Pantehoen of  Books and got in touch with Lilliput publisher Antony Farrell to write about censorship in publsihing. As part of documenta 14 in Kassel, The Parthenon of Books is a symbol of opposition to the banning of writings and the persecution of their authors. To realise this work, the Argentine artist Marta Minujín and the documenta 14 team are collecting books that have now been published anew after having been banned for years as well as those that are distributed legally in some countries but not in others.The installation is a replica of a temple…

Aug
15
2017
 

  This summer The Lilliput Press published Adrian Kenny’s remarkable memoir Before the Wax Hardened. Originally published in  1991, Lilliput is proud to reissue this portrayal of a generation, to which the author’s keen eye and clear style lend the truth and elegance of a classic. In a previous article in The Irish Times, Adrian shares his thoughts on writing. Adrian Kenny on writing memoir Adrian Kenny has written three memoirs detailing different periods of his life: Before the Wax Hardened, The Family Business and Istanbul Diary. A self-confessed frustrated novelist, he seems ill at ease with the idea that memoir might be his true calling. “There’s a need as deep as can be in people…

Jul
24
2017
 

Clear some space on your bookshelves because we’re having a sale! Join us this Friday from 12pm- 6pm and again on Saturday between 11am and 3pm for our summer sale. All sale stock priced at €5 you’re bound to be hauling home bundles of new books! event page here  and online sale here

Jul
24
2017
 

Deadline for applications: 12 pm on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s most prestigious independent publishing houses, seeks a full-time publicity intern for the period September to December 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…