Apr
27
2022
 

Join Lilliput Press for the launch of The Written World: Essays and Reviews, the highly-anticipated first non-fiction title from acclaimed novelist, critic and essayist, Kevin Power. Thursday, 19 May, 6PM at Books Upstairs. Carlo Gébler will be the guest speaker on the evening. We look forward to welcoming you all! Book your free ticket here. Criticism is absolutely an art – and it is never more so than when practised by an actual artist. During his ten years at the Sunday Business Post, novelist Kevin Power – who has reviewed over 350 books – fell in love with the writing of criticism, and with the reading of it too; particularly by talented novelists who review books on…

Apr
25
2022
 

Join Lilliput Press for the launch of Edith, the highly-anticipated new novel from bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Martina Devlin. Thursday, 12 May, 2022, 6PM, at The James Joyce Centre (Dublin). With support from Books Upstairs. Actor Lise-Ann McLaughlin, star of The Irish R.M., will be the guest speaker on the evening. We look forward to welcoming you all! Book your free ticket here. Edith is a captivating novel based on the life of Edith Somerville (1858–1949) of ‘Somerville and Ross’ fame. It is the early 1920s and Ireland is on the cusp of radical change. Amid the turbulence of the revolutionary period, The Irish R.M. writer Edith Somerville struggles to find a place for herself. As fellow members of…

Mar
31
2022
 

The Lilliput Press is greatly saddened to hear of the death of Kevin Casey, author of The Sinners’ Bell and A State of Mind. Publisher Antony Farrell says of the author, ‘He was an élégant gentle man whose nuanced fiction spoke to the buried passions of Irish provincial life: a much missed figure following on from the death of his wife Eavan Boland.’ Our thoughts are with Kevin’s family at this difficult time.

Mar
11
2022
 

Join Lilliput Press for the launch of The Geometer Lobachevsky, the highly-anticipated new novel from award-winning author Adrian Duncan. 6PM, Thursday, 31 March, 2022, at Hodges Figgis. Greg Baxter will be the guest speaker on the evening. We look forward to welcoming you all! Book your Free Ticket here.   When I was sent by the Soviet state to London to further my studies in calculus, knowing I would never become a great mathematician, I strayed instead into the foothills of anthropology … Nikolai Lobachevsky, mathematician, surveyor and great-grandson of his illustrious namesake, arrives in Ireland to lend his expertise to the new Republic, helping Bord na Móna to survey a bog in the Midlands….

Dec
06
2021
 

I spent five years in China. I am no longer expecting to return.  While it seems like barriers to travel – these and a hundred signs say that the country is turning inwards, preparing for some other surprise – will keep casual travellers away for another two years, something more has been broken in me and people like me. One of the strangest inflections of the pandemic for me has been to realize that the virus, however it became a world-plague, likely came from a rainforest in which I briefly stayed. The Mojiang mine, whatever its place in the calamity, was just a few kilometres from where I was working.  Flashing images of the biology…

Dec
03
2021
 

Make sure you get your orders in by the following dates to ensure delivery before Christmas! Deliveries Within Ireland & NI: Order by 17th December 2021 Deliveries to UK: Order by 13th December 2021 Deliveries to Rest of Europe: Order by 13th December 2021 Deliveries to USA: Order by 8 December 2021 Deliveries to Rest of World: Order by 2 December 2021 All delivery times listed are in line with An Post. Place your order soon to make sure you don’t miss out on your holiday reads! And make sure to have a look at our Christmas Shop for 15% off selected titles.

A Yeats Journey by Joseph M. Hassett author of Yeats Now published by The Lilliput Press
Nov
25
2021
 

I was bitten by the Yeats bug at the fourth annual Yeats Summer School in Sligo, Ireland, in 1963. The opening ceremony in neighbouring Drumcliff Church was magical. Even a fledgling student knew the ringing lines in which Yeats declared, Under bare Ben Bulben’s head In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid. An ancestor was rector there… I could not have foreseen that fifty-six years later I would have the honour of delivering the opening address at the sixtieth Yeats Summer School to an audience at Drumcliff Church that included the great-great-great-granddaughters of the ancestor referred to in Yeats’s poem, Reverend John Yeats, who was Rector at Drumcliff from 1811 to 1846. The feeling that night…

Oct
08
2021
 

Irish publishing takeover at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021   For the first time, the Lilliput Press and New Island Books have made the historic move of bringing a showcase of Irish-published literary talent – the Shebeen Series – to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 as a representation of the industry and the best of Irish writing.   With the generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland, and in partnership with the Cheltenham Literature Festival, this exciting event sees two of Ireland’s most prestigious and long-standing publishers join together to take over a stage for a full afternoon at the world’s oldest literature festival. Irish publishing houses have never before been…

Sep
17
2021
 

A compilation of literary events. Join The Lilliput Press this evening at 6:30pm for a night of literary celebration as part of Culture Night 2021. The Lilliput Press is proud to present a video compilation of the highlights of our online literary events throughout 2021. This compilation will feature critically acclaimed authors such as Adrian Duncan, Declan Murphy, Joseph Hassett, and Martin Shaw. Join us to listen to the featured in-conversation guests, including writer Cathy Sweeney, Birdwatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch, director Alan Gilsenan, actor Lisa Dwan, singer Tara Erraught, poets Paula Meehan and Teri Cross Davis, writer and documentary maker Manchán Magan, and publisher at Lilliput Press, Antony Farrell. Watch online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K4ssz-a_pQ

Jan
20
2021
 

I am American, but I lived in China for eight years, in Shanghai and Kunming. Kunming is the capital of Yunnan, a mountainous province that is home to the China side of the Old Silk Road and where the people often said:     天高皇帝远 Tiān gāo, huángdì yuan Heaven is high and the emperor is far away   My time in Yunnan was memorable but brief. The lion’s share of those years in China was lived in Shanghai. Shanghai, 上海 (Above Sea; Upon the Sea): a city that is both sinking and flooding – expected to be underwater by 2050.   I write this from California where fires of a season like no other in history are still burning and lockdown orders are the strictest since spring. 1. ~Space~ Cicadas  Dew-rinsed: their pure notes carry far. Windblown: as dry, fasting leaves are blown.  Chirr after chirr, as if in unison. But each perches on…