O'Brien Press

The O'Brien Press is an Irish publisher of mainly children's fiction and adult non-fiction.

The O'Brien Press
Country of originIreland
Headquarters locationDublin
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
Dufour Editions (USA)[2]
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.obrien.ie


The O'Brien Press was founded in 1973, evolving out of a family-run printing and type-house. Its first publication came in November 1974 and numerous other titles soon followed. O'Brien published books are regularly shortlisted for the Bisto Book of the Year Awards. As of 2007, no less than 24 books published by the O'Brien Press have won a Bisto Book of the Year Awards.


The O'Brien Press is notable for launching the career of international, bestselling author, Eoin Colfer, publishing the "Benny Books" and The Wish List, and have also published The General by Paul Williams, which was made into a major film by John Boorman in 1998.[3][4]

It is the only Irish publishing house to have received the prestigious International Reading Association Award.

Authors published by O'Brien PressEdit


Brandon is an imprint of O'Brien Press. Brandon Books was independently established in Dingle, County Kerry by Steve McDonogh but subsequently folded when he died.[5] Authors published by Brandon include Gerry Adams, Alice Taylor, Mary Morrissy and Frank McGuinness.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gill Distribution - Our Clients
  2. ^ Publishers
  3. ^ O'Brien Press
  4. ^ IMDb
  5. ^ "Brandon". O'Brien Press. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

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