Presenters

Authors, Poets Featured at Annual Event

Each year, the South Dakota Festival of Books features more than 50 presenters who speak about their work during solo presentations and as part of discussion panels. The lineup includes writers from various genres, from fiction, non-fiction, poetry and much more.

Below you can view the lineup for the 2019 Festival, which will be held Oct. 3-6 in Deadwood, and browse the list of presenters from past events. Our website is a work in progress. Please check back often for updates on presenters, exhibitors and events!

 

  • Fiction, Writers Support
    Beauty & Grace
  • Non-Fiction
    Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    You Were Always Mine
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Dakota Heirlooms: Stories from the Past
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    The Decline of the Novel
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Jeremiah’s Revenge
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Tribal
    Black Indian: A Memoir
  • South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • Non-Fiction
    Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    In Cahoots with the Prickly Pear Posse
  • History
    Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
  • History, Tribal
    Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Writers Support
    In Defense of Loose Translations: An Indian Life in an Academic World
  • Film, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
  • Fiction, History
    The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • History, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    Our History Is the Future; Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    A Lethal Legacy
  • History
    Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West
  • History, Tribal
    Rosebud, June 17, 1876: Prelude to the Little Big Horn
  • History
    A Documentary History of the United States
  • Poetry, Writers Support
    View from True North
  • Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Library of the Mind: New & Selected Poems
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    The First Strike: Doolittle Raider Don Smith
  • South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    Land of Wolves
  • History
    Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    A Single Light
  • Fiction
    Heresy
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle Over the Truth about the Mythic Old West
  • Young Readers
    Samuel Morse, That’s Who!
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Tribal
    Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Film, Tribal
    Return to Rainy Mountain
  • History, Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    Tatanka & Other Legends of the Lakota People
  • Non-Fiction
    Neither Wolf nor Dog
  • History
    The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Off the Cuff: Writing for Reentry
  • South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    Pet’a Shows Misun the Light
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Tribal, Young Readers
    Girl Gone Missing
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    tsunami vs. the fukushima 50
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Cowman
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    The Murder List
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Abraham Lincoln’s Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
  • Tribal, Young Readers
    At the Mountain’s Base
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Bluewords Greening
  • Fiction
    The Lager Queen of Minnesota
  • Fiction, Writers Support
    Heart Land
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writers Support
    My Life as a Foreign Country
  • Non-Fiction
    Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    The Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Eden to Orizaba
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Frog Creek Road
  • Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Of Fathers and Fire
  • Fiction
    Dog Watches: Stories from the Sea
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    “The Question is ‘Why?’” Stanford M. Adelstein: A Jewish Life in South Dakota