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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!

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For a full list of O'Brien Press rights agents, click here.

Showing 51-60 of 105 items.

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Ray Forkan
How can Olanna help when disaster strikes in the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

Rights Sold


Written by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, With Paul Howard, Illustrated by Alan Clarke
'So there I was, roysh, putting the 'in' in 'in crowd' ... But being a schools rugby legend has its downsides.' This is where it all began: the formation of the phenomenon that is Ross O'Carroll-Kelly. With a new introduction by Paul Howard, Ross's representative on, loike, earth?

Rights Sold


Written by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, With Paul Howard, Illustrated by Alan Clarke
'So there I was, roysh, enjoying college life, college birds and, like, a major amount of socialising.' Can Ross survive outside Castlerock College?

Rights Sold


Ghost, a fifteen-year-old air-boarding punk lives in a vast dark futuristic metropolis. But a mysterious stranger appears to break her out of jail, then challenges the whole basis of reality.

Rights Sold

Canada, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, United States

Written by Judi Curtin and Roisin Meaney
Life is not going well for reluctant penpals Luke and Elma, so they invent new, more glamorous lives for themselves in their correspondance, little realising how similar their true lives actually are...

Rights Sold

Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

A Hundred Turbulent Years

The fascinating story of one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics over the last hundred years.

Rights Sold


Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own ...

Rights Sold

Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenia, Slovenian, Spanish

One Girl's Living Nightmare

The terrifying true story of a 16-year-old girl sold into marriage by her father: this took place in 1973 in Ireland.

Rights Sold


Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

Written by Greg Harkin and Ian Hurst
The news story of the year: an explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside.

Rights Sold

Canada, Canada, Philippines, United States

From the land of the racehorse, an international bestselling author writes a horse story for children. An adventure story about growing up, filled with thrills and excitement, and a tingle of danger.

Rights Sold

Dutch, German