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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 21-30 of 105 items.

The Rebel President’s 1919 Campaign.

Reveals an intriguing and largely unknown episode in the career of Ireland’s most famous politician – the incredible journey that would resonate through Irish history for the rest of the century.

Rights Sold

Canada

Welcome to Lemony’s summer: Lights, camera, action!
With a movie being filmed in her town, it looks like real life might be getting just as exciting as her daydreams. Romance, mystery and regency costumes – what more could a girl want?

Rights Sold

Swedish

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.

Rights Sold

Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian
Language

Anyone who opens my journal will die a slow and horrible death
Liz doesn't want her dad or big-bum Marjorie to know everything she's thinking, so she tells her journal instead.

Rights Sold

German, Norwegian, Swedish

Edda is a ‘virtual’ world ruled by the electronic intelligence of Lord Scanthax. Penelope is a teenager ensnared in Edda. Can she uncover the truth about her human past and gain her freedom? And are there other humans still ‘out there’?

Rights Sold

Canada, Polish, Turkish, United States

#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.

Rights Sold

Brazil, Canada, Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian

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.

Rights Sold

Catalan, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, World

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

My Terrifying Childhood in Artane

The inside story of eight long years spent in Artane Industrial School under the oppressive rule of the Christian Bothers.

Rights Sold

England

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