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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 61-70 of 105 items.

The Story of Richard and Aoife

The dramatic story of the Norman conquest of Ireland in the 12th century. Full of battles and warfare, but a story of love, too, between an unlikely pair - wilful and wild Irish princess Aoife, and Strongbow, the Norman invader.

Rights Sold

Canada, Canada, Spanish, United States

What’s it like, being someone else for a change? Huw and Marcus look identical, and hatch a plan to do a swap. Only things start to go very wrong ... very quickly!

Rights Sold

Welsh

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.

Rights Sold

German, Serbian

Book 2: The Agnes Browne Trilogy
Continuing the hilarious saga of the ups and downs, minor scrapes and major run-ins of the seven children of Agnes Browne. Full of joy, humour, pathos and Dublinese.
With a new introduction by the author, Brendan O’Carroll.

Rights Sold

Australia, Canada, Chinese, Hungarian, India, Italian, Japanese, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, South Africa, Spanish, United States

A Novel Set in Africa

Yola's leg is blown off by a landmine and her life in Africa is changed forever. She travels to Ireland for an artificial limb, and her adventures continue.

Rights Sold

Brazil, Danish, Portuguese, United Kingdom
Audio

Written by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor
Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected in bandit-infested forests, searching for the rebel Prince Alberon. But many enemies are lurking in the shadows.
New Friends. Old Enemies. Who can you trust?

Rights Sold

Australia, Canada, Dutch, England, Estonian, French, German, New Zealand, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, United States

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge
Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he’d really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he’s too shy.

Rights Sold

Korean

that'll have ye effin' an' blindin' wojus slang - blatherin' deadly quotations - beltin' out ballads while scuttered - cookin' an Irish Mammy's recipe

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea
This deadly compendium of all your favourite feckin’ books is already an award-winner!

It was named Best Humorous Book at The 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards in New York.

Rights Sold

United States

for anyone who hasn't been paying attention for the last 30,000 years

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea
Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL skinny on Irish history.

Rights Sold

United States

Godfather of Crime

The extraordinary life and crimes of Martin Cahill, gangster, criminal mastermind, MOST WANTED MAN. Now a major film from John Boorman

Rights Sold

Canada, Canada, Croatian, Philippines, Philippines, Spanish, United States
English Territorial, Film, Language