Nov
05
2019
 

Hubert Butler was born in Kilkenny on 23 October in 1900. Educated in England at Charter house and St John’s College, Oxford, he traveled extensively throughout Europe before returning in 1941 to County Kilkenny, where he lived until his death in 1991. Market gardener, broadcaster, Irish nationalist, journalist and historian, his published works include Escape from the Anthill, The Children of Drancy and In the Land of Nod, all of which won him international recognition. Now regarded as a master essayist, Hubert Butler was first recognized for his talent by Antony Farrell of The Lilliput Press, who subsequently published five volumes of Butler’s work. On 23 October, 2019, Antony attended the Hubert Butler Essay Prize…

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…

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!

May
13
2019
 

Listen at Lilliput presents ZASKA | Leila Jane & more to be announced… Join us for our fifth session of Listen at Lilliput, a night of music and spoken word in the beautiful Lilliput Press. This is a Free event but donations are gratefully accepted with all profits going to a charity of choice. It’s a cushion on the floor kind of scenario- definitely cosy, sometimes squishy, endless cups of tea & maybe a hobnob or two. Bring a cup & a cushion if you can. The book press only has a capacity of 45 so *please don’t arrive after 19.15!* It will be held at Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7…

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  

Jan
24
2019
 

Antony’s got his apron on and he’s cooking up some wonderful books (and scones) for Lilliput’s 2019 list. As well as exciting forthcoming titles, we’ve got the new and improved Listen at Lilliput series, the next Winter Book Club Meet Up and a musical treat for your ears!    UPCOMING EVENTS The Winter Book Club • 24 January at 6.30pm Our next book for The Winter Book Club is ‘Bad Day in Blackrock’ by Kevin Power. There are still places available, so if you’re a very speedy reader, feel free to join! The book is available from Lilliput with 20% off for book club members.  Buy the book  Listen at Lilliput • 30 January at 7PM  •…