Swift reprints Nomadland after film scores Oscar hat-trick

Swift reprints Nomadland after film scores Oscar hat-trick

Swift Press is reprinting 10,000 copies of the UK edition of Nomadland by Jessica Bruder (pictured), after the film adaptation won three Oscars earlier this week.

The novel was published by the press for the first time in the UK this spring, and had sold 20,000 copies before the Oscars announcement, according to the publisher. 

Diana Broccardo, m.d. of Swift Press, said: "As an independent publisher in its first year of trading we’re thrilled to be publishing the important book that inspired this multi-award-winning film. It feels particularly appropriate timing just as the shops reopen, as it says so much about the contemporary economy: it is an unmissable and very human book as we think about how best to rebuild our society after the pandemic."

The press was set up by John Murray publisher Mark Richards, who co-founded the indie with Diana Broccardo, commercial director of Profile Books. It publishes across fiction and non-fiction, and is a member of the Independent Alliance. 

The film, which stars Frances McDormand and is directed by Chloé Zhao, won awards for best picture, best director and best actress at the award ceremony. It has also picked up multiple awards at the Baftas and the Golden Globes. It will be released on 30th April on Disney+ streaming service, and released into cinemas in the UK and Ireland once they reopen. Bruder will be speaking at a special event at the Bristol Festival of Ideas on 22nd May.