What’s happening this June at Lilliput Checkout our June newsletter here
Join us for the launch of Desmond Hogan’s latest collection, The History of Magpies on Thursday, 22 June at 6.00pm in Hodges Figgis.
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on Monday 19 June for a celebration of Stewart Parker’s lyrical novel Hopdance, largely drafted in the early 1970s but unpublished in his own lifetime.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…
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.
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.
The Lilliput Press celebrates the great John Moriarty, who died ten years ago today on 1 June 2007. He passed like a comet through this life and we are proud to have published eight of his books over a thirteen-year period, beginning with Dreamtime in 1994 and concluding with Serious Sounds in 2007, uncovering and broadcasting his genius to the world. His posthumous reputation grows by the hour; he has been the subject of academia, film (Dreamtime Revisited), stage plays (Michael Harding adaptations), RTÉ television and radio broadcasts (readily found on YouTube), DVD and CD recordings. This week sees the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in his honour at the Angler’s Return, where he lived…
So far May has been packed with book launches, with many more to come. Here’s whats taking place this week.
Please join us on Friday, May 12, at The Workman’s Club to launch Hopdance, the autobiographical memoir of Stewart Parker. Edited by Marilynn Richtarik, Hopdance is Parker’s poignant story of an amputee enveloped in its mood of numbed trauma. The writing is masterful, the dialogue witty, full of finesse and immersive description. https://www.lilliputpress.ie/product/hopdance
Portrait of a Century by Kim Haughton is here! Our latest title arrived bright and early on Friday morning. It’ll be available to purchase at the opening of Kim’s exhibition in Collins Barracks this Thursday 20th April (more details here) and at our own launch at Lilliput on Thursday 27th April (details of that one are over here). In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of this fabulous, glossy tome!
As British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s right-hand man, former journalist and political analyst Alastair Campbell played a critical role in every aspect of New Labour strategy. Charting the course of British government from July 1994 to August 2003, Campbell’s relentlessly honest, often controversial, occasionally brutal, and always razor-sharp commentary has drawn critical acclaim from around the world. In The Irish Diaries (1994–2003), Campbell recalls the integral role Martin McGuinness played in the Northern Ireland peace process. Although the imposing character of McGuinness was ‘always sizing things up, with a smile that veered from charm to menace’, Campbell admits finding McGuinness ‘impressive’ as someone who ‘made a point and battered it, and forced you to take it on board.’ Campbell found…