Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson writes psychological suspense, often using historical settings. Cynthia’s debut novel, The Bookseller, was a New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next selection, the winner of the 2016 WILLA Literary Award for Historical Fiction, and is slated to be a motion picture produced by and starring Julia Roberts. The Bookseller was also nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Award. The Bookseller is translated into 18 languages. Cynthia’s second novel, The Glass Forest, was a USA Today bestseller, has been noted in Forbes as being one of “Five Novels With a Remarkably Strong Sense of Place” and is translated into 7 languages. Cynthia is the editor of the anthology Denver Noir (Akashic Books, May 2022), which features dark, morally ambiguous stories set in and around Denver, written by 14 notable literary and mystery authors. Cynthia lives with her family in Denver. Find Cynthia online at and follow her on Facebook (Cynthia Swanson, Author), Twitter (cynswanauthor), and Instagram (cynswanauthor).
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