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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 102 items.

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


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 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

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

Edda is a ‘virtual’ world ruled by the electronic intelligence of Lord Scanthax. Penelope is a teenager ensnared in Edda. Can she uncover the truth about her human past and gain her freedom? And are there other humans still ‘out there’?

Rights Sold

Canada, Polish, Turkish, United States

#WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it's a matter of life and death. If you lose, you lose everything; if you win, the world is yours for the taking.

Rights Sold

Brazil, Canada, Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian

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

Rights Sold


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