Feb
05
2018
 

Philip Casey, Dublin-based novelist, poet and champion of Irish writing, native of Gorey, Co Wexford, died at 5.20pm Sunday 4 February. We mourn the passing of a radiant spirit and friend of the Press, and salute his achievements. Lilliput published his first novel, The Fabulists, winner of the Listowel Book of the Year award in 1995. Sebastian Barry noted his ‘Mortally angelic writing’. He went on to be published by Picador in the UK and his poetry appeared with Dermot Bolger’s Raven Arts Press.       Antony Farrell, publisher

Feb
02
2018
 

Portions of this video will appear in “Bloomsday ReJoyce” a documentary from Irish-Canadian producer/director Godfrey Jordan, author of the forthcoming novel – “O’CREDIBLE ! The O’Credible Showband starring Orlo O’Laughlin”

Jan
31
2018
 

The staff at The Lillliput Press were saddened this morning to hear about the death of poet Richard Murphy (90). Richard was a remarkable Irish poet and a great friend of the The Lilliput Press for many years. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Born in Milford, Co. Galway, Richard spent much of his childhood living between Sri Lanka and the boarding schools of Britain and Ireland. Richard is most popularly known for his striking portraits of the people and history of the West of Ireland. Richard spent the last 6 years of his life in Sri Lanka, writing poetry, meditating and practicing yoga in a clay-tiled octagon temple near his home. He will…

Jan
28
2018
 

The Lilliput Press has an exciting and varied list of books for you to look forward to this year. March 2018 The Mindfully Me Series, Louise Shanagher with illustrations by Rose Finerty This is a wonderful series of books on mindfulness for children which addresses the rise in young children’s anxiety and stress in a practical and helpful way. – It’s Always There focuses on breathing patterns as a practical method of helping children to deal with a situation they find stressful. – Where is Happy? encourages children to practice finding peace and happiness within themselves. It prompts children to question whether external things such as toys and sweets really bring lasting happiness. – Look…

Dec
18
2017
 

Elske Rahill’s new short story collection In White Ink has been causing ripples in the literary community and beyond.   About In White Ink: Motherhood, nurture and violence – these are the themes of Elske Rahill’s remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers have attempted. Here is a biting realism, in the relations between men and women and in the expectations and failures of their assigned roles. Each story is illumined by moments of harsh poetry. They are carefully crafted snapshots of our condition. In the title story, an isolated young mother is locked in to…

Dec
15
2017
 

The Lilliput Press is open this weekend. We will be at the Made in Stoneybatter Christmas Market on 16 and 17 December 2017. Make sure to come and see all the wonderful stalls, and get some great deals on books before Christmas!  

Dec
07
2017
 

Make sure you get your book orders in in time for Christmas! Last order dates: Republic of Ireland: 19th December Northern Ireland: 18th December UK: 16th December Europe: 11th December The Rest of the World: 6th December    

Nov
29
2017
 

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite books for history enthusiasts if you’re trying to think presents this Christmas. Have a look at these and other fantastic books at https://www.lilliputpress.ie/.   Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland, ed. Valerie Pakenham January 1 2018 will be the 250th anniversary of Maria Edgeworth’s birth. Valerie Pakenham’s sparkling new selection of over four hundred letters, many hitherto unpublished, will help to celebrate her memory. Dating from 1825, Maria’s letters reflect sixty years of Irish history, from the heady days of Grattan’s Parliament, through the perils of the 1798 Rebellion to the rise of O’Connell and the struggle for Catholic Emancipation. In old age, she worked actively to alleviate the…

Nov
25
2017
 

    Four years ago, in this same venue, I attended the launch of Elske Rahill’s debut novel, Between Dog and Wolf. I bought a copy, took it home, and read it over the next couple of days. When I was no more than a few pages in, my unease began to deepen in tandem with my fascination. Here, I realised, was a writer who would not spare my feelings – in other words, here was the very kind of writer I veer towards. Rahill’s novel plunged the reader without filter or protection into the loveless sex lives and interpersonal cruelties of students at loose in Dublin city. By the time I finished it, I…

Nov
04
2017
 

An abridged version of Luke Gibbons’ speech at the launch of ‘Nobody’s Business’: The Aran Diaries of Ernie O’Malley edited by Cormac O’Malley and Róisín Kennedy […] You could argue that Ernie always kept his cards close to his chest, even when writing his diaries because one of the first things that strikes when reading these, as Róisín mentioned, is the forthright speaking and trenchant observations could not have seen the light of day in their own time. Ernie was taken to court On Another Man’s Wound and he was involved in a liable case. He certainly would have been involved in many a liable case with the content you see in the diaries. As…