- All the Money in the World (Dec 2, 2008) co-authored with Peter W. Bernstein
- de Kooning: An American Master (2004) co-authored with Mark Stevens (Pulitzer Prize, 2011)
Annalyn Swan is a native Mississippian from Biloxi who now lives in New York City. She graduated from Princeton University with a B. A. majoring in English in 1973 and attended the University of Cambridge on a Marshall scholarship in 1975.
Swan is married to Mark Stevens and together they co-authored de Kooning: An American Master, a non-fiction work which was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review and which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award the same year.
Swan is an award-winning music critic and senior arts editor at Newsweek. She has written articles for Time, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and New York Magazine. She is also co-founder of ASAP Media, which helped produce Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Da Vinci Code.
She recently taught a seminar at her alma mater Princeton on great and readable biographies and autobiographies, from Boswell’s seminal Life of Johnson to Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes.