Below are the presenters who were featured at the 2017 Festival. Watch our website for information about presenters at the 2018 Festival of Books, Sept. 20-23 in Brookings and Sioux Falls. If you are an author who would like to be considered as a 2018 Festival presenter, please complete and return this form, along with any supporting materials you may wish to share, to or 1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A, Brookings, SD 57006.

  • History
    Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
  • Non-Fiction
    The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide
  • Illustrators, Young Readers
    Jacques and de Beanstalk
  • Non-Fiction
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Dakota Heirlooms: Stories from the Past
  • Young Readers
    The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Jacob’s Descent
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    The Monster Who Ate the State
  • History, Tribal, Young Readers
    Talking Leaves
  • Non-Fiction
    Paul Goble, Storyteller
  • Fiction, Pulitzer
    Perfume River
  • Non-Fiction, Writers Support
    Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years
  • History
    The World’s Largest Roundup, 1902
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    Make No Bones About It
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Poetry of Presence
  • History, Tribal
    Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition (Introduction)
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Prose and Cons: Poetic Views from Inmates Detained by the South Dakota Department of Corrections
  • History, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred
  • Poetry, Tribal
    Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
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