Caelainn Hogan was born in Dublin in 1988, and grew up a stone’s throw from Ireland’s biggest holding centre for adoptions. Her journalism has featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The New Yorker, VICE magazine, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, The Irish Times and The Dublin Review.  In her […]

DBF Interviews: Caelainn Hogan


The Lilliput Press was founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell in County Westmeath. Jonathan Swift spent his summers in a house nearby, and derived the name Lilliput from a local townland. The office was moved to its present locale in Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, in 1989. More than 600 titles […]

DBF Interviews: Antony Farrell


We interviewed author Sarah Webb and illustrator Graham Corcoran, the people behind Dare to Dream: Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!), ahead of Sarah’s Interactive Family History Event, which is part of this year’s Children’s Programme. Read on to find out more about their research, the challenges in putting the book together and their favourite inclusion! […]

DBF Interviews: Sarah Webb and Graham Corcoran



Luke O’Neill is Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. He has been ranked among the best immunologists in the world and is a fellow of the Royal Society. He has a popular weekly slot on Newstalk’s The Pat Kenny Show and is […]

DBF Interviews: Luke O’Neill


Richie Sadlier is a former professional footballer, currently working as a television pundit and psychotherapist. He is a regular contributor to RTÉ radio, and the Second Captains sports podcasts, presenting The Player’s Chair. He also writes regularly for The Irish Times. In his new memoir, Recovering (Gill Books),  he shares his experiences […]

DBF Interviews: Richie Sadlier


Ian Maleney is a writer based in Dublin. Born and raised in Co. Offaly, he works as a freelance arts journalist, primarily for the Irish Times, and as the online editor at the Stinging Fly. His essays have been published by Winter Papers, gorse, and the Dublin Review. He is the founder of Fallow Media, an […]

DBF Interviews: Ian Maleney



Séan Ó Tuathaigh’s book Outlanders (Mercier Press) is about the extraordinary stories of ordinary people fleeing from war, persecution, and violence. He was kind enough to share his own story with us about the events and interactions that led him how to document their experiences in writing. Don’t miss the opportunity to […]

DBF Interviews: Séan Ó Tuathaigh


Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are best friends and co-authors of the phenomenally successful Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling and its follow-up, The Importance of Being Aisling – the bestselling fiction titles published in Ireland this century. Emer and Sarah are the creators of the characters and Facebook community […]

DBF Interviews: Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen


We caught up with Stewart Roche, Caitríona Daly, and David Horan to discuss constructive criticism, inspirational theatre experiences, and what happens when things go wrong on stage. Watch the interview below, and don’t miss The Show Must Go On!   Caitríona Daly is a playwright from Dublin. She is a graduate […]

DBF Interviews: Stewart Roche, Caitríona Daly, David Horan