Glendon Swarthout

From dramas to comedies to mysteries to tragedies to books for kids, Glendon Swarthout never wrote a sequel, never repeated himself, never lost any time on nonfiction or autobiography, which made him difficult for readers and reviewers to "type" and follow. But across his tremendously distinguished, broad writing range in fiction, he has no equal in American letters this past century. Glendon was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction by his publishers and won a number of other awards for his novels, including a couple of Spurs and a Wrangler, as well as the Western Writers award for Lifetime Achievement. At their June, 2008, convention in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, Glendon Swarthout was inducted into the Western Writers of America's Hall of Fame. He will join previous Western Hall of Fame authors on a large wall plaque display in the McCracken Library in the famous Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming.