Meet the New Interns: Part I


Who are you and what is your role at Lilliput Press?

My name is Orla, and I am the new editorial intern at The Lilliput Press. My job includes a number of different tasks: I run the bookshop at the front of the store. I am sometimes given blurbs to write and manuscripts to proof or edit. I am the one responsible for reading the ‘slush’ pile. These are the unsolicited manuscripts handed in to The Lilliput Press daily. If I like something, I will champion it at one of our production meetings. If others are interested, we may go ahead with publishing the manuscript!

What Lilliput release are you most looking forward to?

The Lilliput release I am most looking forward to reading is Donal Ryan’s newest novel, From A Low and Quiet Sea. It is a wonderfully well-paced read with Ryan’s signature stream-of-consciousness narration driving the plot along. In addition to the content of the book, Lilliput’s special Dublin edition hardback has a stunning cover. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

The Lilliput Press and bookshop is open from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. Come in and meet Orla, and she’ll tell you all about our fantastic books.