Congratulations to Dan Charnas for his recent win at the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards. Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm was praised as ‘a beautiful and daring rendering of a brilliant young man with all too human qualities and frailties, who died tragically young’. Judges say: ‘Charnas has created perhaps the truest tribute to Dilla and his legacy: a work of funky artistic achievement’.
Riveting Reads for International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day we’re bringing your attention to just a few of the powerful, enigmatic, thoughtful, funny and thrilling reads we have the pleasure of publishing
Swift’s 2022 Books of the Year
‘A book to gorge on’ | ‘Serpentine storytelling’ | ‘Definitive’
We’re thrilled to celebrate the end of 2022 with six Books of the Year selected across our non-fiction and fiction lists.
- Suspect by Scott Turow
- An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
- You’ve Been Played by Adrian Hon
- Dilla Time by Dan Charnas
- The Come Up by Jonathan Abrams
- Of Boys and Men by Richard Reeves
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
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
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’.