Mar
26
2020
 

On Tuesday, 24th of March, Adrian Duncan and Sue Rainsford had a Twitter conversation about Adrian’s new book, A Sabbatical in Leipzig as part of our virtual #SabbaticalTour. This event was in association with Dubray Books, who are offering 10% off A Sabbatical in Leipzig with the code ‘leipzig’ until Friday 27th March. Sue Rainsford’s Follow Me to Ground is also for sale through Dubray Books. The full chat can be found at this link, and we have also transcribed the interview below. We hope you enjoy! Lilliput Press (@LilliputPress) Welcome to Adrian Duncan @adrian_duncan_in conversation with Sue Rainsford (@humbird_fuil) ! Follow along as they chat about A Sabbatical in Leipzig. @DubrayBooks is offering 10% off A…

Mar
26
2020
 

35 on 35 : monuments in time — cultural interventions in which every word and image weighs. Our publisher, Antony Farrell has chosen some of his top books from 35 years of publishing.                               I 1980s SFOTSOC by Tim Robinson (pamphlet) The Rock Garden by Leo Daly (novel) Escape from the Anthill by Hubert Butler (essay) Stones of Aran x 2 vols by Tim Robinson (natural history) The Village of Longing by George O’Brien (memoir) Handbook to a Hypothetical City by Albert Rechts (satire) Season of the Daisies by Tom Phelan (novel) Hazel, A life of Lady Lavery by Sinead McCoole (biography)…

A Sabbatical in Leipzig Book Cover Adrian Duncan Engineer
Mar
23
2020
 

As part of Adrian Duncan’s virtual book tour for A Sabbatical in Leipzig, you can read an extract here: A Sabbatical in Leipzig Extract You can purchase Adrian Duncan’s second novel here for 35% off with the code MARCH2020. ‘A book such as W.G. Sebald might have written, had he been an Irish engineer. In precise and penetrating prose, this novel probes memory and absence, and offers a vivid evocation of how love and trouble, between them, can support a life and frame a world. A quietly compelling novel from a writer of real daring and poise.’ VONA GROARKE ‘A Sabbatical in Leipzig is by turn poetic and forensic, exuberant and melancholy. At all times,…

Oct
18
2019
 

Words: Jeananne Crowley. You couldn’t have bought the quality of silence accorded to Seamus Mallon yesterday. It was sobering to be in the presence of living History. His event was relocated to St Joseph’s due to huge demand, and as the Parish Priest remarked wryly, wasn’t it very gratifying to see such a full house at 11am on a Saturday? I never heard Brendan Flynn speak as passionately as when introducing Mallon, and suddenly there he was on the altar: white-haired, slightly stooped but strong of voice and intellect. He didn’t mention his succinct remark regarding the Good Friday Agreement being “Sunningdale for slow learners” but he did say firmly how disappointed he was, and…

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…

A Life In The Tress The Great Spotted Woodpecker Declan Murphy
Mar
15
2019
 

Thursday, 21st March at 6:30pm – Save the date folks as The Lilliput Press are very excited to be hosting the launch of Declan Murphy’s captivating book ‘A Life in the Trees’. With writer, filmmaker and theatre director, Alan Gilsenan as guest speaker. Attending on the night will be veteran film director, John Boorman and legendary Irish musician, Paddy Maloney of The Cheiftains! Please do come along for a night of wine, music, readings, and with a film director, musician, and birdwatcher all in one place, who knows what else! The event is free and all are welcome, our address is The Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7  

From a low and quiet sea Donal Ryan Lilliput Press Book cover
Aug
01
2018
 

Donal Ryan was long listed for the Man Booker 2018 Prize on 23rd July for his latest novel From a Low and Quiet Sea. The Lilliput Press has a limited edition of the title for sale, all signed by the author. The Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. This year the long list comprises of 13 novels. There are 2 other Irish writers on the long list, Sally Rooney and Anna Burns. The shortlist will be announced on 20th September and the winner on the 16th October. Ryan’s novel From a Low and Quiet Sea is about three men, each of whom is searching for something…

Jul
20
2018
 

On Wednesday 18th July Constance Markievicz was honoured in the House of Commons as the first elected female to the British Parliament. A photographic reproduction of an oil painting of Markievicz, owned by the Hugh Lane gallery, will go on permanent display in Westminster. This is as part of Westminster’s ‘Voice and Vote’ exhibition, which highlights the role of women within parliament. The Lilliput Press published Anne Haverty’s biography ‘Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary’ in 2016. It is a landmark text in Markievicz studies, which provides a complete account of a woman often maligned and misunderstood. It is must read for anyone from the general reader to the serious student of Irish history. Constance Markievicz remains…

Jun
19
2018
 

Bloomsday at Lilliput was celebrated on Friday 15th, on the eve of the day itself. Our event began in the early evening with Burgundy and Gorgonzola reminiscent of Leopold Bloom stopping in Davy Byrne’s in Ulysses. Sam Coll, the author of The Abode of Fancy kicked off the night by giving an energetic reading of passage from Finnegans Wake. Next, we had the main event of the evening – the launch of The Mookse & the Gripes as illustrated by Thomas McNally. This beautifully illustrated book went down a treat with all the attendees, as did the speech Thomas made, thanking his family for their support. Emer Martin, the author of The Cruelty Men did…