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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 81-90 of 105 items.

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Susan Field
Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. With stunning illustrations to draw the reader back to a time of heroes and myth. Now available in paperback.

Rights Sold

England

Beautiful Names from Around the World

A powerful and essential guide from a world authority on names. Incorporates history, meanings and significance.  

Rights Sold

English, Nigeria
Radio

Written by and Illustrated by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor
A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance follows Wynter Moorehawke as she is forced to make choices for herself, her family and country, and discover who, if anyone, she can really trust.

Rights Sold

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

Book 2: The Louise Trilogy


In another time and another country, the portrait of Louise Eeden continues to influence the lives of all it touches.

Rights Sold

German, Slovenia, Slovenian

Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter! Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different. But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?

Rights Sold

Italian, Serbian

United Friends. A Divided Kingdom. Who will prevail? After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them. Who will survive the final battle?  

Rights Sold

Canada, Dutch, Estonian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, United States

When Josephine finds an injured boy in the water at the mouth of a small cove in St Thomas Bay, Malta, some instinct warns her not to tell her family. Perhaps he is a smuggler, or a refugee ...

Rights Sold

Dutch

Written by P.R. Prendergast, Illustrated by Ross Stewart
How can Joe find out all he wants to know about building when Radu doesn't speak English?

Rights Sold

Korean

The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa.

Rights Sold

Canada

The Autobiography of Máire Cruise O'Brien

The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa.

Rights Sold

Canada