Sep
29
2016
 

We had a wonderful Culture Night 2016 here at Lilliput Press. As those of you who made it down to Stoneybatter will know, our glitzy event featured our very own star attraction, Donal Ryan. It was the biggest  turnout that we have ever had for any Culture Night event thus far – so huge in fact that we simply could not fit everyone inside the premises and a crowd amassed outside! Our highlight of the evening was the launch Donal’s new book All We Shall Know. Lilliput’s proprietor, Antony Farrell, gave a warm speech to introduce Donal before the author said a few words and then delivered a sublime reading from the book alongside the…

Sep
29
2016
 

We are very excited here at the Lilliput Press to announce the publication of a series of exciting books set for launch over the next few months.   The Adulterous Muse – Adrian Frazier Publication Date – 10 October Maud Gonne was the  beautiful and charismatic inspiration of Yeats’s love poetry, a leading activist in the Irish republican movement and the founder of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). One hundred and fifty years after her birth, everyone still knows her face, but her life remains something of a mystery. This biography pursues the story of what attracted Maud Gonne to a man like Lucien Millevoye, and what imprint the attachment left upon her. Once…

Sep
29
2016
 

  The Lilliput Press in association with The National of Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks invite you to attend a public conversation on ‘Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary‘. Set in the dramatic surroundings of Collins Barracks, Writer in Residence Dermot Bolger will host a discussion with Markievicz’s biographer, Anne Haverty. From the controversies surrounding this pivotal figure in Ireland’s revolutionary movement to her legacy as we mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, this promises to be a lively and fascinating exchange. This is a free event. Sunday 9 October 3 PM Collins Barracks Benburb Street Smithfield Dublin 7

Sep
06
2016
 

Here at Lilliput, we were very saddened to hear of the passing of our author, the wonderfully gifted Joseph Hone. Joseph was a gentleman and one of the finest authors that we have ever published.   Born in 1937, Joseph was educated at Kilkenny College, Sandford Park and later St. Columba’s College. Joseph went on to live a rich and varied life, starting out as a teacher then finding his way into film. He later produced plays and musicals for the Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London while he also had involvement in theatre here in Ireland with Envoy Productions. The next phase of his career saw him become a successful novelist, broadcaster, travel writer…

Sep
02
2016
 

Anyone who tends to throw their eye over our Lilliput Twitter account will have noticed that, of late, many of our tweets have been related to the visual arts; be it tweets about the artist and sculptor Carol Rama at IMMA or the photographer William Eggleston at the National Portrait Gallery in London or David Hockney at the MAC in Belfast. At Lilliput our interest spans the whole of the Arts. Though Lilliput is synonymous with literature we also have a really wonderful collection of modern art books and photography books, books on architecture and books on graphic art. Our favourites include a gorgeous limited edition book by Barry Cooke and the wonderful books by…

Aug
31
2016
 

  We are truly saddened here at Lilliput to hear of the loss of the wonderful Jeremy Addis, a godfather figure, a great friend to Lilliput and to Irish literature and publishing at large. A much missed and enabling individual. May he rest in peace.

Aug
18
2016
 

      As Summer draws to a close we are finally catching our breath after a hectic few months here at Lilliput. We thought we might take a moment to recap on recent events over the last few months and take the opportunity to give the heads up on some exciting plans afoot. We are gearing up for Culture Night, our favourite night of the year as Lilliput opens her doors late into the night to welcome neighbours and friends. We are hoping to entice those curious cats into Lilliput who have perhaps wandered passed our shop but never ventured inside. Under the warm glow of candlelight, Lilliput’s legendary proprietor and editor, Antony Farrell,…

Jul
08
2016
 

In honour of our latest reissue, John Broderick’s An Apology for Roses, we’re revisiting another of his works, The Pilgrimage, for this month’s Friday Archive. Here’s why it’s worth your while! It was banned in 1961 by the Censorship Board. They always banned the good ones. It sold over 100,000 copies in the U.S.A. as The Chameleons.  It combines an illicit affair with a lovely… … Pilgrimage to Lourdes! What could go wrong? It’s also got a juicy small-town plot (see below) Wealthy Julia Glynn’s husband is seriously ill, and is being tended to by his nephew, Jim, with whom Julia is having an affair. The parish priest advocates a pilgrimage to Lourdes, just as Julia begins to receive anonymous letters detailing her infidelities. As the day…

Jun
15
2016
 

On Thursday June 16th , don’t be surprised to see the remnants of Edwardian Dublin swaggering around in straw hats and ruffles. It’s Bloomsday, don’t you know! The day to celebrate Ireland’s favourite round-spectacled Nobel Prize winner and his marvellous opus, Ulysses! And the best thing you can do this Bloomsday is to stop off at the National Library on Kildare Street for the launch of The Ulysses Trial: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law, Joseph M. Hassett’s account of the clash between Ulysses and the law of obscenity in the United States. The launch will take place in the National Library of Ireland from 6.30 to 8.30 on June 16th, with guest speaker Roy Foster. So why not take a break from…

May
25
2016
 

Hubert Butler was one of the main reasons that Antony Farrell decided to establish The Lilliput Press in 1984, after discovering that Butler’s work was out of print. In a detailed and intriguing documentary feature HUBERT BUTLER: WITNESS TO THE FUTURE, director Johnny Gogan traces the fascinating life and output of this prolific man. With contributions from Chris Agee, John Banville, Lara Marlowe and more, Witness to the Future is essential viewing for any Butler fan. The film is currently touring nationally, and will be screened in The New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar on Saturday at 3pm, and on Sunday at 4pm and again at 7pm. Tickets are available on the door, and Gogan…