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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.

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Dublin boxer Sparrow McCabe has the World Featherweight title for the taking: but he can't throw that final punch and suddenly it’s all over. Fast forward fifteen years and Sparrow is working as a driver for gangsters. But when murder enters the picture, there's a new fight he can't afford to lose.

Rights Sold

Italian

A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits

Written by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan
A pint-sized draft of potent mirth and malarkey from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, and many other wags, on love and marriage to death and dying and everything in between.

Rights Sold

Canada

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.

Rights Sold

Brazil, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, United Kingdom, United States
Audio

Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His genius manifested itself in his plays and poetry but he is equally famous for his penetrating wit, humour and brilliant repartee. A fantastic selection of hundreds of his most memorable insults, quips and quotations.

Rights Sold

Lithuanian, United States

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 …

Rights Sold

Catalan, Slovenia, Slovenian

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 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

Volume II of The Archisan Tales. Taya and Lorkrin's parents are trapped when a mine tunnel collapses in a haunted mountain. Can they rescue them before it is too late?

Rights Sold

Russian, Ukrainian

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

Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil tries to keep his secret.

Rights Sold

Danish, Dutch, Spanish