Category Archives: Awards

Watch out for Erika McGann!

We catch up with the award-winning children’s author on all her latest projects. This autumn sees the publication of the third book in your supernatural series, The Watching Wood. This time Grace and the girls get caught up in the … Continue reading

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Guest Author Post: Conor Kostick at the Prix Farniente

The Prix Farniente is an annual Belgian based international award for literature for young readers. Unlike most award ceremonies, however, the prizes are given at a full day of high energy events, with a huge input from the young readers. … Continue reading

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OBP Nominations for Irish Book Awards 2012!

Hello Friends of OBP! It’s been a while, but after our busiest and best autumn season ever we’re back with a bang and some great news! Four of our autumn books have been nominated for Irish Book Awards and we’re … Continue reading

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Double Win for Celine Kiernan & Into the Grey at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards!

What an eventful day! Celine Kiernan author of the phenomenal Moorehawke Trilogy, won the CBI Children’s Choice Award for her fabulous novel Into the Grey! Not only that, but she also won the main prize – CBI Book of the … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Celine Kiernan on her CBI Book of the Year Nomination!

Into the Grey first grew out of a simple, scary prospect. Imagine sleeping in a strange bunk bed in a strange house. Imagine waking in the middle of the night to realise that there was someone in the bed above– … Continue reading

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Bumper awards’ season for OBP!

We are very happy to report that awards are coming in thick and fast for The O’Brien Press this year! First we had a Bisto shortlisted title in Dancing in the Dark by P.R. Prendergast. Then P. R. did it … Continue reading

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Newsflash! RAI Children’s Book Award Shortlist

The O’Brien Press is delighted to announce that four of its children’s books have been shortlisted for this year’s Reading Association of Ireland Children’s Book Awards. The four books make up our vibrant Bridges series of multi-cultural stories, published last … Continue reading

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Australian editions of The Moorehawke Trilogy win coveted Australian Design Award

Back at my desk this morning after a smidgen of annual leave to the delightful news that the covers of the Australian editions of The Moorehawke Trilogy by Celine Kiernan have won Best Designed Children’s Series at the 59th Annual … Continue reading

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P.R. Prendergast’s triumphant Bisto Award shortlist and European rights sweep

Last Monday, to the delight of all here at The O’Brien Press, Children’s Books Ireland announced that P.R. Prendergast was on the 10-strong shortlist for the Bisto Book of the Year 2011, for his compelling first novel for children, Dancing … Continue reading

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Winning Werewolves

Congratulations to Adina McNulty from Ballina, Co. Mayo who has won the third annual O’Brien Press/CBI ‘Design A Cover’ Competition! Adina will see her design gracing the cover of a new edition of scary werewolf tale October Moon by best-selling … Continue reading

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