|Gladys Swan at work.|
Gladys Swan is both a writer and a painter. She has published two previous novels and seven collections of short fiction.
Her Carnival Quintet is now being published by Kiwai Media in Paris.The first novel of the series, Carnival for the Gods, was originally published in the Vintage Contemporaries Series. The other novels follow the adventures of those characters. She created the cover art for the novels.
|Carnival of the Gods cover art.|
She has earned the Prairie Schooner’s Lawrence Foundation Prize for Fiction, a Tate Prize for Poetry from the Sewanee Review, and multiple fellowships for residencies and retreats in both the visual arts and in writing. She was awarded one of the first Open Fellowships from the Lilly Endowment, for a study of Inuit art and mythology.
Her Western epic, A Dark Gamble, was published by Serving House Books in 2015.
She has had the privilege of having her work featured on CNN Online, on Les Bourgeois Artisan Wine labels and in Lake Lifestyles magazine. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections, including those of Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen, Houser-Millard, Inc. and Family, Hope and Recovery, Inc.
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