Below are the 2016 Festival presenters. 2017 presenters have yet to be announced.

Authors and other potential presenters are invited to participate in the South Dakota Festival of Books through a competitive selection process. To be considered for inclusion in the 2017 Festival (September 21-24), please complete and return the application as directed. Download as a Word document or a PDF.

  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    Taming the Prairie: Pioneers of the Great Plains
  • Non-Fiction
    The Beer Bible
  • History, Young Readers
    The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Young Readers
    Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
  • Non-Fiction
    The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    The Monster Who Ate the State
  • Fiction, Pulitzer
    Perfume River
  • Non-Fiction, Writers Support
    Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years
  • History, Non-Fiction
    The Ballad of Ben and Stella Mae: Great Plains Outlaws Who Became FBI Public Enemies Nos. 1 and 2
  • History, Pulitzer, Tribal
    Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty that Ruled America’s Frontier
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    The Steel Kiss
  • Fiction
    Paris Trout
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Prose and Cons: Poetic Views from Inmates Detained by the South Dakota Department of Corrections
  • Non-Fiction, Pulitzer, Writers Support
    Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
  • Non-Fiction
    Homemade with Honey
  • History, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Simple Machines
  • Non-Fiction
    The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century
  • History, Non-Fiction
    The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From “Lunatic” Woodhull to “Polarizing” Palin
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