Mar
27
2020
 

As part of Adrian Duncan’s virtual book tour for A Sabbatical in Leipzig, you can read an interview he held with Rob Doyle here.   ROB DOYLE: Hallo Adrian. I’ve spent the last two days reading your very fine new novel A Sabbatical in Leipzig. Before we talk about the book, how is it there in occupied Berlin? What’s the city like now? ADRIAN DUNCAN: It’s in lockdown now similar to the UK, but it’s been like this for the last 10 days. People walk in twos on the street, schools closed and playgrounds and all pubs and (heaven forbid) clubs too. ROB DOYLE: Yup. Same as it’s been here. Doubt I’ll be able to…

Mar
26
2020
 

Our Thursday #Sabbatical Tour event was a Twitter ‘Ask Me Anything’ hour with Adrian Duncan, author of A Sabbatical in Leipzig. The Twitter conversations can be found here – or, read on for a full compilation of questions and answers! The Lilliput Press @LilliputPress Welcome to today’s #SabbaticalTour event… an Ask Me Anything (#AMA ) with author @adrian_duncan_ ! Reply to this tweet with any questions you have! We’ll start… you travelled to Bilbao to research this book. How did your trip differ to a normal trip to a new city? #AskAdrian This might be of interest to any #BookBloggers or #BookLovers out there! And don’t forget, @DubrayBooks are offering 10% off A Sabbatical in…

Mar
26
2020
 

On Tuesday, 24th of March, Adrian Duncan and Sue Rainsford had a Twitter conversation about Adrian’s new book, A Sabbatical in Leipzig as part of our virtual #SabbaticalTour. This event was in association with Dubray Books, who are offering 10% off A Sabbatical in Leipzig with the code ‘leipzig’ until Friday 27th March. Sue Rainsford’s Follow Me to Ground is also for sale through Dubray Books. The full chat can be found at this link, and we have also transcribed the interview below. We hope you enjoy! Lilliput Press (@LilliputPress) Welcome to Adrian Duncan @adrian_duncan_in conversation with Sue Rainsford (@humbird_fuil) ! Follow along as they chat about A Sabbatical in Leipzig. @DubrayBooks is offering 10% off A…

Mar
26
2020
 

35 on 35 : monuments in time — cultural interventions in which every word and image weighs. Our publisher, Antony Farrell has chosen some of his top books from 35 years of publishing.                               I 1980s SFOTSOC by Tim Robinson (pamphlet) The Rock Garden by Leo Daly (novel) Escape from the Anthill by Hubert Butler (essay) Stones of Aran x 2 vols by Tim Robinson (natural history) The Village of Longing by George O’Brien (memoir) Handbook to a Hypothetical City by Albert Rechts (satire) Season of the Daisies by Tom Phelan (novel) Hazel, A life of Lady Lavery by Sinead McCoole (biography)…

A Sabbatical in Leipzig Book Cover Adrian Duncan Engineer
Mar
23
2020
 

As part of Adrian Duncan’s virtual book tour for A Sabbatical in Leipzig, you can read an extract here: A Sabbatical in Leipzig Extract You can purchase Adrian Duncan’s second novel here for 35% off with the code MARCH2020. ‘A book such as W.G. Sebald might have written, had he been an Irish engineer. In precise and penetrating prose, this novel probes memory and absence, and offers a vivid evocation of how love and trouble, between them, can support a life and frame a world. A quietly compelling novel from a writer of real daring and poise.’ VONA GROARKE ‘A Sabbatical in Leipzig is by turn poetic and forensic, exuberant and melancholy. At all times,…

Mar
13
2020
 

As of 13 March 2020, staff at the Lilliput Press are now working from home to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Submissions arriving by post will be collected once a week from the local depot. Please feel free to submit one to three chapters of your work via email to editorial@lilliputpress.ie during this period.   Web orders will be processed as normal with a 35% discount on March titles.   Emails will be monitored but we appreciate your patience with any delays in answering queries. The office telephone will not be monitored during this time. Please send all queries regarding submissions to editorial@lilliputpress.ie and all other queries to publicity@lilliputpress.ie. Thank you for you patience,…

Feb
28
2020
 

In light of recent developments, the Lilliput Press has consulted with advisors, stakeholders and the wider community. We are taking these on board and we are taking positive steps to alter our practices henceforth.

Dec
19
2019
 

It’s time for the final blog post of Lilliput’s Top 35 books in 35 Years! What are your favourite Lilliput books? As we wave goodbye to 2019, let’s celebrate our staff favourite Lilliput fiction books!   1. Portobello Notebook by Adriene Kenny We love the cosy feel of this little gem of a book! This collection of stories is set in Portobello, on the edge of Dublin city centre, just inside the canal. The stories reflect on characters on the edge of life, personalities that do not quite fit in: Michael, the country boy who drowns himself; Harry, the old Jewish dealer living alone; Liam, the crude but jovial emigrant returning to Ireland for a…

Dec
18
2019
 

Are you getting into the festive spirit? Lilliput is as festive as can be! What better way to kick-start that festive feeling than kicking back and looking at today’s favourite 5 reads, all with a festive feel! 1. Skelligs Haul by Michael Kirby Skelligs Haul is a generous compilation of Michael Kirby’s prose and poetry, appealing for his simple, elegant style, his knowledge of unique local lore, and his inimitable observations. Kirby, a man who spent nearly every day of his ninety-nine years on the beautiful Iveragh peninsula, apart from a brief period in the United States, knew better than most that survival demanded persistence, passion, civility and good humour. A segment of this book…

Dec
17
2019
 

Need to clear away those Tuesday morning blues? Have a look at 5 more of our favourite rainy day poetry reads. Curl up with a cup of tea and get cosy with some Lilliput poetry!   1. Ethna MacCarty Poetry by Ethna MacCarthy Ethna MacCarthy Poetry is one of Lilliput’s newest titles. This collection, published here for the first time, unearths an exceptionally rich and intriguing body of work by a remarkable woman who was ahead of her time. MacCarthy played an important and creative part of a cosmopolitan and free-thinking post-Independence Dublin. Her poetry contains exposed lunar and death-haunted landscapes, tales of multifaceted women, and subversive ideas around femininity. 2. Cats And Their Poets…