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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 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

Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil tries to keep his secret.

Rights Sold

Danish, Dutch, Spanish

Emperor of the Irish

An enthralling account of the life of Brian Boru, who grew to become High King of Ireland before dying in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Rights Sold

Canada, 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

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

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

Korean

Gene's grandfather, Cherokee, is a famous jazz musician and Gene travels the world with him. He loves the life and his only ambition is to be a musician too. But his aunt is totally opposed to the idea ...

Rights Sold

Australia, Danish, German, New Zealand

David and his family are typical - three messy, noisy teenagers; two tidy, organised parents. It just doesn't work, does it? But when Mum inherits some money, they find a solution -- two houses next door to each other

Rights Sold

Brazil, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

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

A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits

Written by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan
A pint-sized draft of potent mirth and malarkey from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, and many other wags, on love and marriage to death and dying and everything in between.

Rights Sold

Canada