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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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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.

Rights Sold

Danish, English, Serbian, Thai
Radio

Ever since her family moved to the country to live on a farm, Poppy's been miserable. She has a new life and a new school but unfortunately no new friends. Luckily, that's all about to change...

Rights Sold

Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Language

A Boy, Two Brothers, A Stolen Childhood

Chilling, passionate and unflinching, this is the story of how one boy survived the terrors of Ireland’s notorious institutions and made a real life for himself.

Rights Sold

French

Written by Enda Wyley, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge
Chang-ming has been picked for the school team but his family will be in China, visiting his grandma when the big match is being played.

Rights Sold

Korean

When Bella Blackwell moves in next door, life takes a frightening and thrilling turn for Mia. Her brother and granny don't trust "The Bird Woman", and when she disappears their fear become real. A thrilling adventure story from Ireland's best-selling children's author.

Rights Sold

German, Russian

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.

Rights Sold

German, Slovenia, Slovenian

"The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.

Rights Sold

Australia, French, New Zealand, Russian

Jack MacAnoolie tries to save his family when they eat stew made from a jigsaw!
Flyer 6

Rights Sold

Spanish

A Life in the IRA

'I was born in a united Ireland, I want to die in a united Ireland.'
Born in Belfast in 1920, Joe Cahill has been an IRA man motivated by this ambition all his life. Here Cahill gives his full and frank story.

Rights Sold

Croatian, Italian

Ruler of Catholic Ireland

An in-depth study of the most significant Irish clergyman in the history of the state.

Rights Sold

Canada, Philippines, United States, United States