Aug
15
2017
 

  This summer The Lilliput Press published Adrian Kenny’s remarkable memoir Before the Wax Hardened. Originally published in  1991, Lilliput is proud to reissue this portrayal of a generation, to which the author’s keen eye and clear style lend the truth and elegance of a classic. In a previous article in The Irish Times, Adrian shares his thoughts on writing. Adrian Kenny on writing memoir Adrian Kenny has written three memoirs detailing different periods of his life: Before the Wax Hardened, The Family Business and Istanbul Diary. A self-confessed frustrated novelist, he seems ill at ease with the idea that memoir might be his true calling. “There’s a need as deep as can be in people…

Aug
07
2017
 

A documentary on the incredible Hubert Butler will air this Tuesday, 8 August on RTÉ One at 10.35 pm. 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. “Hubert Butler was one of the most extra ordinary Irish writers of the past century, as old as the century. He was aged eight-three when it was my privilege to meet him – one of a small handful to whom the word genius could be attached. We worked closely together on three of his five volumes of essays at his home in Kilkenny and my own in Westmeath….

Jul
24
2017
 

Clear some space on your bookshelves because we’re having a sale! Join us this Friday from 12pm- 6pm and again on Saturday between 11am and 3pm for our summer sale. All sale stock priced at €5 you’re bound to be hauling home bundles of new books! event page here  and online sale here

Jul
24
2017
 

Deadline for applications: 12 pm on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s most prestigious independent publishing houses, seeks a full-time publicity intern for the period September to December 2017. This four-month internship is an opportunity to experience the front line of Irish book publishing in a creative and friendly work environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in social media marketing, running publicity campaigns, event management and sales, as well as learning valuable administrative skills. You will be required to flex your copywriting skills, proofread publicity materials and deal with media contacts. Suitable candidates will have the opportunity to read and critique submitted manuscripts and will be able…

Jun
16
2017
 

Join us in Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 19 June  for a celebration of Stewart Parker’s lyrical novel Hopdance, largely drafted in the early 1970s but unpublished in his own lifetime. In a great tradition of Irish autobiographical fiction that includes James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark, Parker’s poignant novel centres on the amputation of his left leg when he was a 19-year-old university student. Masterful vignettes present the callow protagonist’s life before, during and after this ordeal. Marilynn Richtarik, Parker’s biographer, will read from Stewart Parker’s Hopdance (published by The Lilliput Press this year) and discuss the real events…

Jun
13
2017
 

Please join us for a literary afternoon Friday 16 June from 3-6pm in the Lilliput Press, where we will delight you with readings old and new. Take a break from the Joycean trail with a stroll around Cowtown and hear original work from some of Dublin’s finest writers, and some Ulysses renditions. Treat yourself or a friend to a wonderful book from our selection of discounted James Joyce titles.

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.