Jun
12
2017
 

Join us tomorrow evening for the official launch of Beat, The True Story of a  Suicide Bomb and a Heart by Rowan Somerville. Rowan’s latest book will be launched officially by David McWilliams at 6pm in Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street. All Welcome.

Jun
01
2017
 

The Lilliput Press celebrates the great John Moriarty, who died ten years ago today on 1 June 2007. He passed like a comet through this life and we are proud to have published eight of his books over a thirteen-year period, beginning with Dreamtime in 1994 and concluding with Serious Sounds in 2007, uncovering and broadcasting his genius to the world. His posthumous reputation grows by the hour; he has been the subject of academia, film (Dreamtime Revisited), stage plays (Michael Harding adaptations), RTÉ television and radio broadcasts (readily found on YouTube), DVD and CD recordings. This week sees the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in his honour at the Angler’s Return, where he lived…

Apr
18
2017
 

Portrait of a Century by Kim Haughton is here! Our latest title arrived bright and early on Friday morning. It’ll be available to purchase at the opening of Kim’s exhibition in Collins Barracks this Thursday 20th April (more details here) and at our own launch at Lilliput on Thursday 27th April (details of that one are over here). In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of this fabulous, glossy tome!  

Mar
03
2017
 

Thursday, March 9th at 6.30PM In honor of International Women’s Day, come to ‘Words by Women’ and hear readings from the wonderful writers Rosita Sweetman, Kerrie O’Brien, Sydney Weinburg, Maggie Armstrong, Nicole Flattery and Sarah Maria Griffin. All proceeds to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Suggested donation €10 The Lilliput Press 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill Dublin 7

Jan
30
2017
 

Our first title of 2017 is Michel Déon’s moving tribute to his life in Ireland, ‘Horseman, Pass By!’ Déon was a novelist and distinguished member of Academie Francaise,  best known as the author of The Purple Taxi, which became a film in 1977 starring Fred Astaire. Déon passed away in December, after, so the story goes, awakening for just long enough to hold the first copy of the book in his hands. These reflective essays about Déon’s life and experiences in the west of Ireland describe the colourful and varied personalities that he came across since moving to Galway in the mid-1970s with his wife and two children. From his friendship with John McGahern and…

Jan
27
2017
 

We are delighted that, here at Lilliput, the sale of charity Christmas cards this year raised hundreds of euro in aid of the Irish Refugee Council. The cards, specially designed and featuring a mix of traditional fonts and colours, and beautiful illustrations of Sri Lankan birds, sold very well, as the ever-worsening refugee crisis gains mounting coverage. We’d like to thank everybody who contributed and bought cards, but also to remember also important to remember that the plight of displaced peoples is constant and unrelenting, and the IRC are in need of donations all year round. If you’d like to help, please donate to the Irish Refugee Council here.

Jan
26
2017
 

Check out our book One: Healing With Theatre by Gavin Quinn  to see Oscar-nominated Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga hiding out inside. Ruth Negga has been nominated for Best Actress for her picture Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols. The film follows the journey of Richard and Mildred Loving,  the couple at the heart of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. One Lilliput employee who will remain nameless may have shed more than a single tear at the trailer. Negga appears in One: Healing With Theatre along with numerous other Irish actors, answering the question: ‘Why do you think you became an actor?’ Also featured in…

Jan
16
2017
 

Over Christmas, Sam Coll’s stunning debut The Abode of Fancy received two amazing reviews, one from Andrew Gallix in the Guardian, and the second from Matthew Parkinson-Bennett in the Dublin Review of Books. Gallix lauded Coll for displaying ‘an emotional intelligence beyond his years: the unflinching, compassionate depiction of loneliness and ageing provides a melancholy undertow to the lusty comedy.’ Meanwhile, Parkinson-Bennett touted Coll as ‘one of the most interesting artists of his generation.’ Here at Lilliput we are overjoyed that Sam Coll is getting the recognition he deserves for his, as Andrew Gallix puts it, ‘ freewheeling doorstopper about hard-drinking oddballs and fantastical creatures.’ Pick up your copy here or pop in store to…

Sep
29
2016
 

We had a wonderful Culture Night 2016 here at Lilliput Press. As those of you who made it down to Stoneybatter will know, our glitzy event featured our very own star attraction, Donal Ryan. It was the biggest  turnout that we have ever had for any Culture Night event thus far – so huge in fact that we simply could not fit everyone inside the premises and a crowd amassed outside! Our highlight of the evening was the launch Donal’s new book All We Shall Know. Lilliput’s proprietor, Antony Farrell, gave a warm speech to introduce Donal before the author said a few words and then delivered a sublime reading from the book alongside the…

Sep
29
2016
 

We are very excited here at the Lilliput Press to announce the publication of a series of exciting books set for launch over the next few months.   The Adulterous Muse – Adrian Frazier Publication Date – 10 October Maud Gonne was the  beautiful and charismatic inspiration of Yeats’s love poetry, a leading activist in the Irish republican movement and the founder of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). One hundred and fifty years after her birth, everyone still knows her face, but her life remains something of a mystery. This biography pursues the story of what attracted Maud Gonne to a man like Lucien Millevoye, and what imprint the attachment left upon her. Once…