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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 1-10 of 105 items.

Witches and Warlocks of Ireland

A unique insight into the fascinating overlap between witch belief and the vast range of fairy lore that held sway for many centuries throughout the land.

Rights Sold

United States

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
A Book of Mischief and Magic!
Anna’s science teacher really gets on her nerves – but is that a good enough reason to turn her into a giant rat?

Rights Sold

German

Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds
Winner of the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award. Adam's Starling tells the story of nine-year-old Adam who is finding life very diffficult. At home no-one has any time for him and at school bullies pick on him.

Rights Sold

Estonian

This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.

Rights Sold

Dutch, German

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.

Rights Sold

Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian

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

Rights Sold

New Zealand, Russian, Serbian
Language

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.

Rights Sold

German, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian
Language

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Phillip Morrison
Anna doesn't have a real granny, so she draws herself one. Then her Granny steps out of the picture and comes to life!
Flyer 5

Rights Sold

French

Benny suffers a severe blow to his pride when he meets Babe. He may be a wise guy, but she is at least three steps ahead of him, and they are on her territory.

Rights Sold

Australia, Canada, Dutch, England, German, India, Italian, New Zealand, Polish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio

Moving to Tunisia is a real eye-opener for a young Wexford hurling fan. Eoin Colfer's hilarious debut novel.

Rights Sold

Australia, Canada, Danish, England, German, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Polish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio