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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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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.

The High House

Jessie Greengrass

A stunning novel of the extraordinary and the everyday, The High House explores how we get used to change that once seemed unthinkable, how we place the needs of our families against the needs of others – and it asks us who, if we had to, we would save.

Bring Back Our Girls

Joe Parkinson

Bring Back Our Girls is an urgent and engrossing work of investigative journalism that unfolds across four continents, from the remote forests of northern Nigeria to the White House; from Khartoum safe houses to gilded hotel lobbies in the Swiss Alps.

The Corpse Flower

Anne Mette Hancock

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Sharp Objects in this internationally bestselling psychological thriller, for fans of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell

My Own Worst Enemy

Robert Edric

My Own Worst Enemy is an honest and moving memoir of a working-class childhood in 1960s Sheffield, and the relationship between a touchy, overbearing bully of a father and a son whose acceptance to grammar school puts him on another track entirely.

Mercia’s Take

Daniel Wiles

Mercia’s Take summons an England in the heat of the industrial revolution, and the lives it took to make it. Gripping, powerful and intense, it is the debut of an astonishing new talent.

The Daughters of Kobani

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.

Life After Truth

Ceridwen Dovey

‘A sublime gem of a novel’ Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites

The Duchess Who Dared

Charles Castle

The extraordinary story behind A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany.

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.

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.

Updates

Swift’s 2021 Books of the Year

‘Absorbing’ | ‘Important’ | ‘Standout’

We’re thrilled to celebrate the end of 2021 with eight Books of the Year selected across our non-fiction and fiction lists.

  • The High House by Jessie Greengrass
  •  The Upswing by Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett
  • Woke Inc. by Vivek Ramaswamy
  • To the Lake by Yana Vagner
  • Bring Back Our Girls by Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
  • The Daughters of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Costa Book Awards 2021 Shortlist

The High House by Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted in the Costa Book Awards 2021

We are thrilled to have Jessie Greengrass‘s inimitable novel The High House on the 2021 Costa Book Awards shortlist, featuring in the Costa Novel Award shortlist.

Judge Jessie Burton says, ‘what we wanted was a novel that a reader would want to read and immerse themselves in, even if it was challenging material, like facing the reality of the world heating up. And I think Jessie’s book makes it all uneasily plausible, because she does it very subtly. She’s a brilliant writer, and that’s what elevated it out of just writerly concern for the planet’.