Jun
01
2017
 

The Lilliput Press celebrates the great John Moriarty, who died ten years ago today on 1 June 2007. He passed like a comet through this life and we are proud to have published eight of his books over a thirteen-year period, beginning with Dreamtime in 1994 and concluding with Serious Sounds in 2007, uncovering and broadcasting his genius to the world. His posthumous reputation grows by the hour; he has been the subject of academia, film (Dreamtime Revisited), stage plays (Michael Harding adaptations), RTÉ television and radio broadcasts (readily found on YouTube), DVD and CD recordings. This week sees the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in his honour at the Angler’s Return, where he lived…

May
11
2017
 

Please join us on Friday, May 12, at The Workman’s Club to launch Hopdance, the autobiographical memoir of Stewart Parker. Edited by Marilynn Richtarik, Hopdance is Parker’s poignant story of an amputee enveloped in its mood of numbed trauma. The writing is masterful, the dialogue witty, full of finesse and immersive description. https://www.lilliputpress.ie/product/hopdance      

Apr
18
2017
 

Portrait of a Century by Kim Haughton is here! Our latest title arrived bright and early on Friday morning. It’ll be available to purchase at the opening of Kim’s exhibition in Collins Barracks this Thursday 20th April (more details here) and at our own launch at Lilliput on Thursday 27th April (details of that one are over here). In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of this fabulous, glossy tome!  

Mar
21
2017
 

As British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s right-hand man, former journalist and political analyst Alastair Campbell played a critical role in every aspect of New Labour strategy. Charting the course of British government from July 1994 to August 2003, Campbell’s relentlessly honest, often controversial, occasionally brutal, and always razor-sharp commentary has drawn critical acclaim from around the world. In The Irish Diaries (1994–2003), Campbell recalls the integral role Martin McGuinness played in the Northern Ireland peace process. Although the imposing character of McGuinness was ‘always sizing things up, with a smile that veered from charm to menace’, Campbell admits finding McGuinness ‘impressive’ as someone who ‘made a point and battered it, and forced you to take it on board.’ Campbell found…

Mar
21
2017
 

The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s most prestigious independent publishing houses, seeks a full-time publicity intern for the period April to July 2017. This four-month internship is an opportunity to experience the front line of Irish book publishing in a creative and friendly work environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in social media marketing, running publicity campaigns, event management and sales, as well as learning valuable administrative skills. You will be required to flex your copywriting skills, proofread publicity materials and deal with media contacts. Suitable candidates will have the opportunity to read and critique submitted manuscripts and will be able to get involved in the book design process and the…

Mar
03
2017
 

Thursday, March 9th at 6.30PM In honor of International Women’s Day, come to ‘Words by Women’ and hear readings from the wonderful writers Rosita Sweetman, Kerrie O’Brien, Sydney Weinburg, Maggie Armstrong, Nicole Flattery and Sarah Maria Griffin. All proceeds to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Suggested donation €10 The Lilliput Press 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill Dublin 7

Jan
30
2017
 

Our first title of 2017 is Michel Déon’s moving tribute to his life in Ireland, ‘Horseman, Pass By!’ Déon was a novelist and distinguished member of Academie Francaise,  best known as the author of The Purple Taxi, which became a film in 1977 starring Fred Astaire. Déon passed away in December, after, so the story goes, awakening for just long enough to hold the first copy of the book in his hands. These reflective essays about Déon’s life and experiences in the west of Ireland describe the colourful and varied personalities that he came across since moving to Galway in the mid-1970s with his wife and two children. From his friendship with John McGahern and…

Jan
27
2017
 

We are delighted that, here at Lilliput, the sale of charity Christmas cards this year raised hundreds of euro in aid of the Irish Refugee Council. The cards, specially designed and featuring a mix of traditional fonts and colours, and beautiful illustrations of Sri Lankan birds, sold very well, as the ever-worsening refugee crisis gains mounting coverage. We’d like to thank everybody who contributed and bought cards, but also to remember also important to remember that the plight of displaced peoples is constant and unrelenting, and the IRC are in need of donations all year round. If you’d like to help, please donate to the Irish Refugee Council here.

Jan
26
2017
 

Check out our book One: Healing With Theatre by Gavin Quinn  to see Oscar-nominated Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga hiding out inside. Ruth Negga has been nominated for Best Actress for her picture Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols. The film follows the journey of Richard and Mildred Loving,  the couple at the heart of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. One Lilliput employee who will remain nameless may have shed more than a single tear at the trailer. Negga appears in One: Healing With Theatre along with numerous other Irish actors, answering the question: ‘Why do you think you became an actor?’ Also featured in…