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Swift Press is an independent publishing company that launched in June 2020. Part of the Independent Alliance, we publish fiction and a wide range of non-fiction.

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To the Lake

Yana Vagner

Inspired by a real-life flu epidemic in Moscow, To the Lake was a number one bestseller in Russia, and has now appeared in a dozen languages and been adapted into a Netflix TV series.

A Dictionary of Naval Slang

Gerald O'Driscoll

Taking the reader from 'Acting green' all the way to 'Water-rat', A Dictionary of Naval Slang is a treasury of naval argot, jargon, lingo and cant, and a window on the lost world of living on the high seas.

Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science

Luke O'Neill

A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Both a Newbery Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Book, this charming story has delighted generations of readers since its original publication in 1948.

Seesaw

Timothy Ogene

Seesaw is an energetic comedy of cultural dislocation – and in its humour, intelligence and piety-pricking, it is a refreshing and hugely enjoyable act of literary rebellion.

Autobibliography

Rob Doyle

Provocative, intelligent and funny, it is a brilliant introduction to a personal canon by one of the most original and exciting writers around.

The Upswing

Robert D Putnam

'Putnam's book speaks for the many millions who don't think the way zealots do' Guardian

The World Turned Upside Down

Yang Jisheng

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying

A bold, provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes – and what we can do about it.

Wonderworks

Angus Fletcher

Wonderworks reveals that literature is among the mightiest technologies that humans have ever invented, precision-honed to give us what our brains most want and need.

Woke, Inc.

Vivek Ramaswamy

A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of capitalism.

Wanting

Luke Burgis

A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.

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Find true fulfilment with entrepreneur Luke Burgis’ new book Wanting

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire, and How to Want What You Need is a groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.

Humans don’t desire anything independently. Human desire is mimetic – we imitate what other people want. In this essential book, Luke Burgis shows us how to work with mimetic desire to turn blind wanting into intentional wanting, and take back control of what we want.

‘Major talent’ Jo Lloyd shortlisted for Edge Hill Short Story Prize

We’re thrilled that Jo Lloyd‘s short story collection The Earth, that Great Exchequer, Ready Lies has been shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.

‘The prestigious prize, now in its 15th year, is the only national literary award to recognise excellence in a published, single-authored short story collection’