Anna Swan

Anna Swan is a freelance writer and editor. She has contributed to the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, TLS, London Review of Books and the Big Issue, among others.
Her memoir Statues without Shadows is an exposé of ambition and self-destruction in 1950s literary London, where her parents followed a romantic and ruinous path to their early deaths. This study of a vanished era also explores the ghost relationship between parents who die too young and the children they leave behind to untangle the family myths. Statues without Shadows (published by Sceptre) won the Biographers’ Club Prize and was shortlisted for the J.R. Ackerley Prize.