This year Gladys Swan has published the four novels of her Carnival Quintet, emanating from her first novel, Carnival for the Gods, first published in the Vintage Contemporaries Series. She has also published a trilogy set in New Mexico: Ghost Dance: A Play of Voices, (LSU Press, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award) ; A Dark Gamble--a Western epic--and Ancestors -- from Serving House Books. She has also published eight collections of short fiction, of which the most recent is Jungle: ten stories published in the Sewanee Review. The title story received the Lytle Prize for the best fiction published in the magazine for 2015. She was a Guest Writer at the Vermont Studio Center in April. She is also a visual artist and has done the cover paintings for a number of her books as well as those of other writers.