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…

Dec
16
2019
 

Christmas is getting closer and closer! If you need some gift ideas look no further than today’s listing of our Top 35 Lilliput books in 35 years! Today’s list, handpicked by Lilliput’s office pup, Phoebe, has something for every reader in your family.   1. The Ginger Man by J.P Donleavy Hurry in, this book is rare! The Ginger Man is simply one of the great comic novels of post-war Europe – an anarchic, light-hearted, rambunctious twentieth-century classic following the social and sexual peregrinations of a footloose American student on the streets and in the pubs of Dublin. Dorothy Parker wrote of it, ‘stunning . . . brilliant . . . The Ginger Man is…

Dec
13
2019
 

Join us as we celebrate 35 years of The Lilliput Press (and counting)!! Lilliput has worked to discover and promote Irish writing of the highest standard. As the festivities continue, take a moment to peek at some of our favourite memoirs.   1. Lucifer to Lazerus by Mick O’Reilly In From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left, Mick O’Reilly shares his experiences as a politician and trade unionist and his unwavering thoughts and insights on controversial, complex issues. O’Reilly discovered socialism and militant trade unionism in the early 1960s when he joined the National Union of Vehicle Builders. This recently published memoir emphasises often overlooked values, setting itself apart as a unique, intimate…

Dec
12
2019
 

Join us as we celebrate 35 years (and counting) of great books at The Lilliput Press!! Today’s list spotlights some of our favourite books written and edited by women, as chosen by publicity intern, Gemma! Take a look! Have you read any of today’s picks?   The State of Grace by Catherine Donnelly First published by a Lilliput imprint in 2003, this book remains a wildly entertaining and witty read. Nuala O’Faolain put it best when she said that ‘Beneath its frothy cappuccino exterior, there beats a heart of gold, and a story told with increasing joie-de-vivre.’ A wild ride from start to finish, this book details the trials and tribulations of 46-year-old Grace as…

Dec
11
2019
 

It’s the end of a great decade! As 2019 comes to a close and we all look ahead to resolutions for the new year, why not take a look back at all the good things that came before too? As we celebrate 35 years of publishing here at Lilliput, there is no better time of year to look back on our favourite 35 books in 35 years! Founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell, more than 600 Lilliput titles have appeared over the years! These encompass art, music (both traditional and popular Irish music) architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture, fiction, drama…

Nov
05
2019
 

Hubert Butler was born in Kilkenny on 23 October in 1900. Educated in England at Charter house and St John’s College, Oxford, he traveled extensively throughout Europe before returning in 1941 to County Kilkenny, where he lived until his death in 1991. Market gardener, broadcaster, Irish nationalist, journalist and historian, his published works include Escape from the Anthill, The Children of Drancy and In the Land of Nod, all of which won him international recognition. Now regarded as a master essayist, Hubert Butler was first recognized for his talent by Antony Farrell of The Lilliput Press, who subsequently published five volumes of Butler’s work. On 23 October, 2019, Antony attended the Hubert Butler Essay Prize…