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O'Brien Press Rights Sold

In recent years the number of O'Brien Press books sold into translation has increased significantly - an indicator of their quality and broad appeal. Many of the rights sales are negotiated at the Frankfurt, London and Bologna book fairs, which we attend annually, with the assistance of Culture Ireland. Our interests are also represented by a number of literary agents throughout the world. Here is a list of titles that have been sold into translation or co-edition with other publishers. Note that this does not include any deal currently under negotiation, so watch this space for developments!

Select any book or cover for more information on the title.

For a full list of O'Brien Press rights agents, click here.

Showing 91-100 of 105 items.

How To Become Customer-Driven

How to become Customer Driven
Customer service is the competitive business battleground of the twenty-first century. This book is a hands-on guide for people who run businesses or work in them.

Rights Sold

Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, United States

Written by Maureen Potter, Illustrated by David Rooney
Tommy lives an adventurous life, full of variety and fun. He gets entangled in events both onstage and offstage. He even co-stars in the show!

Rights Sold

Welsh

Panda 6

Written by and Illustrated by Elizabeth Shaw
This charming book tells the adventures of an outcast little black sheep: how he saved the whole flock in a snowstorm, put Polo the bossy sheepdog in his place - and gave the shepherd a great idea! A story about being different, and becoming a hero. Panda 6

Rights Sold

Danish, German, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, World
Language

The Phelans have owned Mossgrove for generations. But when it is put up for sale, the lengths to which Irish people will go to keep their land become clear. An enchanting novel by Ireland’s favourite writer.

Rights Sold

Amharic, Ethiopia
Language

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Translated by Máire Nic Mhaoláin
Scéal éachtach ar an Drochshaol, agus ar thriúr óga a sháraíonn gach guais lena linn. The bestselling Under the Hawthorn Tree beautifully translated into Irish.

Rights Sold

Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Slovenia, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, United States
Film

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey and PJ Lynch
The final book in the famine trilogy
For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?

Rights Sold

German

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.

Rights Sold

German, Serbian

Written by Linda Moller, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Runtling the pig and his siblings narrowly escape the terrible fate of being sold at the market. While making their way across country, they learn all sorts of new things about themselves, about humans and about the world outside the farmyard.

Rights Sold

French

Written by Siobhán Parkinson, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be TALL. He wants to be cool. Then he meet Phoebe, a large girl who wants to be small.

Rights Sold

French, Latvian

Children of the Famine

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover design or artwork by PJ Lynch
The first book in the famine trilogy
Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children as they travel across the country to find their family.

Rights Sold

Albanian, Arabic, China, Chinese, Danish, England, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Slovenia, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, United States, World
Film