12 October, 1928—5 May, 1976

“Swann’s neo-romantic fantasies of the past are unique.
He uses the stuff of myth but with twists and inventions of his own.”
— Baird Searles, The Village Voice

“His ornate enigmas of the past are located where species divisions
are fluid,
where history dissolves and melts into myth.
He deifies the natural world. And few have done it better.”
— Andrew Darlington, The Mentor

“A remarkable writer...
He writes blissfully and beautifully separated from trend and fashion;
he writes his own golden thing his own way
— Theodore Sturgeon, The New York Times

Thomas Burnett Swann was best known as the author of numerous fantasies published in the 1960s and ’70s. Many of his bucolic tales were set in the Ancient World and populated by mythic creatures. His best-known works include the novel DAY OF THE MINOTAUR and the shorter works “Where Is the Bird of Fire?” and “The Manor of Roses,” all nominated for Hugo Awards. Swann was also a poet, professor, and literary critic.

On these pages you will find:

I. A chronological bibliography of Swann’s writings, illustrated with book and magazine covers.

II. A bibliography of literary criticism about Swann’s work. Some of these articles and biographical entries can be accessed via web-links.

III. Odds & ends about Swann, mostly gleaned from the web.

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