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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 41-50 of 105 items.

A heart-warming story of one boy's search for identity.

Rights Sold

English, Japanese
Radio

Set in the competitive world of Irish dancing, Siobhán Parkinson's latest book will delight girls from aged 10 upwards.

Rights Sold

Albanian

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

Rights Sold

Scottish Gaelic

Caught in the Irish Civil War, Katie has divided loyalties: her shell-shocked father fought in the First World War and wants peace, but others still want to fight for a united Ireland.

Rights Sold

Albanian, Amharic, Czech, Ethiopia, German, Swedish
Radio

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

Rights Sold

Scottish Gaelic

Two Brothers, a Sadistic Mother, a Childhood Destroyed.

Starved, beaten and sent out to steal by their mother, Kenneth and Patrick Doyle's story is a catalogue of abuse.

Rights Sold

England

David and his family are typical - three messy, noisy teenagers; two tidy, organised parents. It just doesn't work, does it? But when Mum inherits some money, they find a solution -- two houses next door to each other

Rights Sold

Brazil, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

It's hard to pretend that everything is normal when your whole life has been turned upside down … Four children come to terms with their mother's sudden departure.

Rights Sold

England

Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923

Extended and enhanced, with New Introduction by Author. Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women.

Rights Sold

Canada, United States

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Suggs
Tom just HATES wearing shoes! He has such fun with his bare toes. But then the snow comes …
Panda 2

Rights Sold

Spanish