Sep
29
2016
 

  The Lilliput Press in association with The National of Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks invite you to attend a public conversation on ‘Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary‘. Set in the dramatic surroundings of Collins Barracks, Writer in Residence Dermot Bolger will host a discussion with Markievicz’s biographer, Anne Haverty. From the controversies surrounding this pivotal figure in Ireland’s revolutionary movement to her legacy as we mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, this promises to be a lively and fascinating exchange. This is a free event. Sunday 9 October 3 PM Collins Barracks Benburb Street Smithfield Dublin 7

Sep
06
2016
 

Here at Lilliput, we were very saddened to hear of the passing of our author, the wonderfully gifted Joseph Hone. Joseph was a gentleman and one of the finest authors that we have ever published.   Born in 1937, Joseph was educated at Kilkenny College, Sandford Park and later St. Columba’s College. Joseph went on to live a rich and varied life, starting out as a teacher then finding his way into film. He later produced plays and musicals for the Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London while he also had involvement in theatre here in Ireland with Envoy Productions. The next phase of his career saw him become a successful novelist, broadcaster, travel writer…

Sep
02
2016
 

Anyone who tends to throw their eye over our Lilliput Twitter account will have noticed that, of late, many of our tweets have been related to the visual arts; be it tweets about the artist and sculptor Carol Rama at IMMA or the photographer William Eggleston at the National Portrait Gallery in London or David Hockney at the MAC in Belfast. At Lilliput our interest spans the whole of the Arts. Though Lilliput is synonymous with literature we also have a really wonderful collection of modern art books and photography books, books on architecture and books on graphic art. Our favourites include a gorgeous limited edition book by Barry Cooke and the wonderful books by…

Aug
31
2016
 

  We are truly saddened here at Lilliput to hear of the loss of the wonderful Jeremy Addis, a godfather figure, a great friend to Lilliput and to Irish literature and publishing at large. A much missed and enabling individual. May he rest in peace.

Aug
18
2016
 

      As Summer draws to a close we are finally catching our breath after a hectic few months here at Lilliput. We thought we might take a moment to recap on recent events over the last few months and take the opportunity to give the heads up on some exciting plans afoot. We are gearing up for Culture Night, our favourite night of the year as Lilliput opens her doors late into the night to welcome neighbours and friends. We are hoping to entice those curious cats into Lilliput who have perhaps wandered passed our shop but never ventured inside. Under the warm glow of candlelight, Lilliput’s legendary proprietor and editor, Antony Farrell,…

Jun
15
2016
 

On Thursday June 16th , don’t be surprised to see the remnants of Edwardian Dublin swaggering around in straw hats and ruffles. It’s Bloomsday, don’t you know! The day to celebrate Ireland’s favourite round-spectacled Nobel Prize winner and his marvellous opus, Ulysses! And the best thing you can do this Bloomsday is to stop off at the National Library on Kildare Street for the launch of The Ulysses Trial: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law, Joseph M. Hassett’s account of the clash between Ulysses and the law of obscenity in the United States. The launch will take place in the National Library of Ireland from 6.30 to 8.30 on June 16th, with guest speaker Roy Foster. So why not take a break from…

May
25
2016
 

Hubert Butler was one of the main reasons that Antony Farrell decided to establish The Lilliput Press in 1984, after discovering that Butler’s work was out of print. In a detailed and intriguing documentary feature HUBERT BUTLER: WITNESS TO THE FUTURE, director Johnny Gogan traces the fascinating life and output of this prolific man. With contributions from Chris Agee, John Banville, Lara Marlowe and more, Witness to the Future is essential viewing for any Butler fan. The film is currently touring nationally, and will be screened in The New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar on Saturday at 3pm, and on Sunday at 4pm and again at 7pm. Tickets are available on the door, and Gogan…

May
13
2016
 

This month’s Friday Archive pick is Overnight to Innsbruck, a thriller by Denyse Woods. It was published by Lilliput in 2002. There’s 10% off it until the end of May! So, why should you buy it? Here are our five reasons: 1 It’s the original Girl on a Train. Sort of. There is a girl on a train, and there is a mystery. We were on to this waaaaay before everyone else. 2 It’s a damn fine thriller Ex-lovers meet by chance on a sleeper train to Innsbruck. What happened to them? Where did they meet, and why did they part? This leads us to the next point… 3 INTRIGUE The drama plays out in some twisty conversations…

May
12
2016
 

NEW! ‘John S. Beckett: The Man and the Music’ by Charles Gannon is available from our website NOW! Beckett was a cousin of Samuel, and enjoyed a distinguished and varied career in the BBC. Remembered in his native Ireland primarily as a harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach’s music, and in the UK as a conductor of the ground-shaking early music group Musica Reservata, John Beckett also composed avant-garde incidental music, and performed on several instruments. Music was not his only passion: he was interested in films, the theatre, art and pottery, and loved to travel. His varied career included devising music programmes for Radio Éireann, writing for The Bell  magazine, working in Dublin’s Pike Theatre, presenting and performing for the BBC Third…

Apr
26
2016
 

 A message from our publisher, Antony Farrell. ‘The Lilliput Press was proud to herald the 90th birthday of its most distinguished living international Irish author, James Patrick ‘Mike’ Donleavy, on Saturday 23rd of April. We wish him longevity and congratulations. Family, friends and close associates gathered at his lakeside home, Levington Park, Mullingar, County Westmeath, to mark and celebrate the occasion In July 2015 Lilliput published the 60th anniversary edition of The Ginger Man with a forward by Johnny Depp and essays by other luminaries to considerable acclaim. In October 2015 J.P. Donleavy was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards committee. Later this year, 2016, his career will be crowned by the conferral of an honorary doctorate…