The O’Brien Press was established in 1974, evolving out of a family-run printing and type house, and over the past forty-five years has built a reputation for quality and excellence in publishing for children and adults. The country’s leading publisher for children and young adults, we are committed to putting great books into the hands of younger readers, from tots to teens. Our books have won numerous national and international awards over the years, including the prestigious International Reading Association award, and to date more than seven hundred (and counting!) foreign editions of our titles have been published in forty languages.
We have published many of Ireland’s most talented writers and illustrators including Children’s Laureates Eoin Colfer and Siobhan Parkinson, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Judi Curtin, Chris Judge, Celine Kiernan, Sarah Webb, Steve McCarthy, Tatyana Feeney, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisin McGann, Anna Carey, Lauren O’Neill, Conor Kostick and Morgan Llywelyn.