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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!

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

Showing 41-45 of 55 items.

Scottish Gaelic

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Michael Connor
Is breá le Niall agus Conall cleasanna a imirt -- go háirithe ar Mhamaí! Ach céard a tharlaíonn nuair a thugann Daifní Dineasár cuairt orthu?
Sos 4

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall
Katie finds that it's not easy to replace icing once you've licked it all off the cake.
Panda 12

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Aileen Caffrey
Is moncaí dána é Colm. Féach cad a tharlaíonn do Cholm agus dá chairde!
Sos 8

Serbian

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox
Alice and Megan are back!
While enjoying spring mid-term together they plot to get rid of Alice's Mum's new boyfriend.
More fun in the sequel to Alice Next Door.

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover design or artwork by Nicola Colton
Megan can’t wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. But when Alice makes friends with Hazel, Megan begins to feel left out. The fourth book about Alice and Megan

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox
Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Megan's best friend Alice has moved away -- but the two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together.

Part of a dance team who have turned from friends to enemies. Dealing with her dead brother’s ghost -- things sure aren't easy for Jessie! Her brother James -- sports star, popular kid, and apple of her parents' eyes -- has died in an accident, leaving Jessie to cope with her parents, classmates and stagefright.

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover design or artwork by Nicola Colton
Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble!
Alice decides to try and get her parents back together, but things don't go according to plan... The third book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

#WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it's a matter of life and death. If you lose, you lose everything; if you win, the world is yours for the taking.

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox
Eva is the girl with everything. Her parents throw her lavish parties in their luxury home, and her friends admire her designer clothes and manicured nails. But Eva’s world is turned upside down when her father loses his job.

Beverley, Elizabeth, Kevin, Gerard and his cat visit the mysterious Lady Island, expecting some adventure and a little danger. But nothing prepares them for their encounter with the strange inhabitant of the island.

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.

Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter! Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different. But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?

Meg Finn dies after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner, Lowry: her soul is up for grabs as the divine and demonic each want her! How can she tip the scales in her favour to save her soul? A tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.

Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan
A sequel to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, Wolfgran is a wonderfully irreverent take on the world of fairy tales. Disguised as a little old lady, the Wolf is causing mayhem as he prowls the city streets.

Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan
Inspector Plonker is once more on the trail of his old enemy, Wolfgran, but this time he's going undercover.

Slovenia

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.

Book 3: The Louise Trilogy
Louise's portrait becomes part of a Nazi horde, while its previous owner, Izaac, is interned in Auschwitz. Can Louise reach out to save him?
The gripping conclusion to this multiple-award-winning trilogy.

Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own ...

Book 2: The Louise Trilogy


In another time and another country, the portrait of Louise Eeden continues to influence the lives of all it touches.

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic. When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

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.

When her father commissions a famous artist to paint her portrait, Louise Eeden reluctantly agrees. In the studio Louise unexpectedly finds freedom to be herself. But someone has been watching her every move...

Slovenian

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.

Book 3: The Louise Trilogy
Louise's portrait becomes part of a Nazi horde, while its previous owner, Izaac, is interned in Auschwitz. Can Louise reach out to save him?
The gripping conclusion to this multiple-award-winning trilogy.

Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own ...

Book 2: The Louise Trilogy


In another time and another country, the portrait of Louise Eeden continues to influence the lives of all it touches.

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic. When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

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.

When her father commissions a famous artist to paint her portrait, Louise Eeden reluctantly agrees. In the studio Louise unexpectedly finds freedom to be herself. But someone has been watching her every move...

South Africa

Book 2: The Agnes Browne Trilogy
Continuing the hilarious saga of the ups and downs, minor scrapes and major run-ins of the seven children of Agnes Browne. Full of joy, humour, pathos and Dublinese.
With a new introduction by the author, Brendan O’Carroll.

Book 3: The Agnes Browne Trilogy. At forty-seven years of age Agnes (star of BAFTA-nominated TV series Mrs Browne’s Boys), now thirteen years happily widowed, enters the 1980s with a fruit stall in Moore Street, a French lover and six children … With a new introduction by the author, Brendan O’Carroll.

Book 1: The Agnes Browne Trilogy THE MAMMY describes the joys and sorrows of Agnes, mother of the famous Mrs. Browne's Boys from the daily radio soap. A book of hilarious incidents, glorious characters, and a passion for life.