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  •…

Nov
30
2018
 

My name is Alison and I am currently on a week of work experience at The Lilliput Press. As a recent Journalism graduate with a passion for books and a strong determination to work in publishing, finding any experience within said industry is invaluable. I have found that the experience I have gained whilst at The Lilliput Press truly beneficial. Because The Lilliput Press is a small independent publisher, it allows me to get the absolute most out of this experience. My tasks are tailor made to me and what I’m specifically interested in within the publishing process. I informed the staff here that I’m very interested in editorial, with an open mind towards other…

Nov
16
2018
 

It’s all starting to feel a little festive around here, and while we are rather loathe to admit it, Christmas is fast approaching. We have compiled a list of our favourite stocking fillers, perfect for the book lover in your life – and if that book lover happens to be yourself? Even better! To add to the overall jolliness, we’re throwing in a merry 25% off all of our chosen titles. Just use the code Christmas18 to avail of the offer at the check out.   The Ginger Man Letters                                                                                                edited by Bill Dunn This brilliantly edited compilation of JP Donleavy’s correspondence throughout his lifetime will leave you in stitches or in tears- or perhaps…

Oct
12
2018
 

Last night, we all gathered in the stunning environs of the Irish Georgian Society to launch Susan Wood’s newest collection, her ‘valentine’ to Ireland as she put it herself. John Boorman introduced the book, expressing his amazement at Susan’s ability to capture her subjects at the most unusual yet befitting moments. He also spoke warmly of their life long friendship and mutual love for a country to which neither of them are native, but to which both have always been heartily welcomed. Susan, in her speech, spoke of how honored she was by her reception, and how the friends she made here (many of whom feature in the book) gifted her with the opportunity to…

Aug
01
2018
 

Donal Ryan was long listed for the Man Booker 2018 Prize on 23rd July for his latest novel From a Low and Quiet Sea. The Lilliput Press has a limited edition of the title for sale, all signed by the author. The Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. This year the long list comprises of 13 novels. There are 2 other Irish writers on the long list, Sally Rooney and Anna Burns. The shortlist will be announced on 20th September and the winner on the 16th October. Ryan’s novel From a Low and Quiet Sea is about three men, each of whom is searching for something…

Jul
20
2018
 

On Wednesday 18th July Constance Markievicz was honoured in the House of Commons as the first elected female to the British Parliament. A photographic reproduction of an oil painting of Markievicz, owned by the Hugh Lane gallery, will go on permanent display in Westminster. This is as part of Westminster’s ‘Voice and Vote’ exhibition, which highlights the role of women within parliament. The Lilliput Press published Anne Haverty’s biography ‘Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary’ in 2016. It is a landmark text in Markievicz studies, which provides a complete account of a woman often maligned and misunderstood. It is must read for anyone from the general reader to the serious student of Irish history. Constance Markievicz remains…