Bret Easton Ellis launches The Shards, his first novel for over 10 years, in London and Oxford

Bret Easton Ellis will be visiting the UK in February 2023 to mark the publication of his new novel

The Shards Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis’ First Novel in Thirteen Years The Shards Publishes in January

LA, 1981. Buckley College in heat. The Shards tracks a group of privileged Los Angeles high school friends as a serial killer strikes across the city

Ellen Hawley’s Books for Pride

If anyone’s told you lately that the novel is dead, they haven’t been taking the pulse of LGBTQ fiction, which is not only alive but keeping some of the most isolated members of the community alive by offering them a connection. It brings them the news.

The High House by Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022

Jessie Greengrass‘s unforgettable novel The High House has made the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022 shortlist. Winners will be announced Thursday 14th July 2022.

The High House by Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted in the 2022 Encore Awards

Jessie Greengrass has received widespread acclaim for her novel The High House and we are thrilled to see it celebrated on The Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2022 shortlist. Winners announced Thursday 24th May.

Swift Press Wins Newcomer of the Year at IPG Awards

We were thrilled to walk away with the Nick Robinson Newcomer of the Year Award at the 2022 IPG awards.

The High House by Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted in the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2022

We are so pleased to have Jessie Greengrass‘s novel The High House on the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2022 shortlist. Winners announced Thursday 3rd March.

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
  • The Earth, Thy Great Exchequer, Ready Lies by Jo Lloyd
  • Seesaw by Timothy Ogene
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’.

The High House by Jessie Greengrass

With climate change at the forefront of our minds we’re returning to The High House

Jessie Greengrass‘s poignant and urgent novel The High House quickly became a fan favourite and is an essential bookshelf staple as we watch our leaders publicly declare how they are going to tackle the imminent issues of climate change at The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Visit to read Jessie’s list of recommended environmental reads and a short essay on her selection of books.

To the Lake Blog Tour

Follow us To The Lake with Yana Vagner’s International Bestseller

This November we’re taking bloggers and readers on a journey to the edge with the #ToTheLakeBlogTour.

Dramatic, intense and realistically terrifying, To The Lake is a book I won’t forget in a hurry. I thought it was excellent‘ – Linda Hill

Travel into the freezing heart of Russia with Yana Vagner’s bestselling novel, as seen on Netflix.

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.