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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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The Duchess Who Dared

Charles Castle

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Wanting

Luke Burgis

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

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

Olivier Sibony

A practical, lively, and research-based tour of nine common business decision-making traps – and tools for avoiding them – from a professor of strategic thinking.

The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

A BARACK OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2020. A New York Times best book of 2020. One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans.

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.


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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’