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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 1-10 of 105 items.

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

This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.

Rights Sold

Dutch, German

The Family, The Business and The Black Stuff

This 250 year-old story will fascinate lovers of Guinness beer and memorabilia as well as those interested in this remarkable family of brewers and the industrial history of Ireland’s most famous export.

Rights Sold

Canada

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

French

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
A Book of Mischief and Magic!
Anna’s science teacher really gets on her nerves – but is that a good enough reason to turn her into a giant rat?

Rights Sold

German

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli
Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic. When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

Rights Sold

Catalan, Slovenia, Slovenian

Extraordinary Lives from History

From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.

Rights Sold

Canada

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

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

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