Jan
30
2017
 

Our first title of 2017 is Michel Déon’s moving tribute to his life in Ireland, ‘Horseman, Pass By!’ Déon was a novelist and distinguished member of Academie Francaise,  best known as the author of The Purple Taxi, which became a film in 1977 starring Fred Astaire. Déon passed away in December, after, so the story goes, awakening for just long enough to hold the first copy of the book in his hands. These reflective essays about Déon’s life and experiences in the west of Ireland describe the colourful and varied personalities that he came across since moving to Galway in the mid-1970s with his wife and two children. From his friendship with John McGahern and…

Jan
27
2017
 

We are delighted that, here at Lilliput, the sale of charity Christmas cards this year raised hundreds of euro in aid of the Irish Refugee Council. The cards, specially designed and featuring a mix of traditional fonts and colours, and beautiful illustrations of Sri Lankan birds, sold very well, as the ever-worsening refugee crisis gains mounting coverage. We’d like to thank everybody who contributed and bought cards, but also to remember also important to remember that the plight of displaced peoples is constant and unrelenting, and the IRC are in need of donations all year round. If you’d like to help, please donate to the Irish Refugee Council here.

Jan
26
2017
 

Check out our book One: Healing With Theatre by Gavin Quinn  to see Oscar-nominated Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga hiding out inside. Ruth Negga has been nominated for Best Actress for her picture Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols. The film follows the journey of Richard and Mildred Loving,  the couple at the heart of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. One Lilliput employee who will remain nameless may have shed more than a single tear at the trailer. Negga appears in One: Healing With Theatre along with numerous other Irish actors, answering the question: ‘Why do you think you became an actor?’ Also featured in…

Jan
16
2017
 

Over Christmas, Sam Coll’s stunning debut The Abode of Fancy received two amazing reviews, one from Andrew Gallix in the Guardian, and the second from Matthew Parkinson-Bennett in the Dublin Review of Books. Gallix lauded Coll for displaying ‘an emotional intelligence beyond his years: the unflinching, compassionate depiction of loneliness and ageing provides a melancholy undertow to the lusty comedy.’ Meanwhile, Parkinson-Bennett touted Coll as ‘one of the most interesting artists of his generation.’ Here at Lilliput we are overjoyed that Sam Coll is getting the recognition he deserves for his, as Andrew Gallix puts it, ‘ freewheeling doorstopper about hard-drinking oddballs and fantastical creatures.’ Pick up your copy here or pop in store to…

Jan
16
2017
 

PUBLISHING & PRODUCTION MANAGER (Maternity Cover) The Lilliput Press is seeking a Publishing & Production Manager on a 6-12 month contract to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will have suitable experience in a book publishing environment, preferably in a project management or coordination role, and must be able to hit the ground running. REQUIRED SKILLS Core Competencies Suitable experience in a book publishing environment in a project management, coordination or administration role Demonstrated administration and office management skills Mac-based computer literacy (MS Office, Internet, Gmail, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop & Indesign, WordPress, FTP programs) Strong editorial and proofreading skills, and outstanding attention to detail Familiarity with typesetting and design programs Excellent people management, mentoring…

Sep
29
2016
 

We had a wonderful Culture Night 2016 here at Lilliput Press. As those of you who made it down to Stoneybatter will know, our glitzy event featured our very own star attraction, Donal Ryan. It was the biggest  turnout that we have ever had for any Culture Night event thus far – so huge in fact that we simply could not fit everyone inside the premises and a crowd amassed outside! Our highlight of the evening was the launch Donal’s new book All We Shall Know. Lilliput’s proprietor, Antony Farrell, gave a warm speech to introduce Donal before the author said a few words and then delivered a sublime reading from the book alongside the…

Sep
29
2016
 

We are very excited here at the Lilliput Press to announce the publication of a series of exciting books set for launch over the next few months.   The Adulterous Muse – Adrian Frazier Publication Date – 10 October Maud Gonne was the  beautiful and charismatic inspiration of Yeats’s love poetry, a leading activist in the Irish republican movement and the founder of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). One hundred and fifty years after her birth, everyone still knows her face, but her life remains something of a mystery. This biography pursues the story of what attracted Maud Gonne to a man like Lucien Millevoye, and what imprint the attachment left upon her. Once…

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…