Presenters

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.

  • Film, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
  • Non-Fiction
    Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team
  • Non-Fiction, Writers Support
    Learning to Draw – Drawing to Learn
  • Non-Fiction
    The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century
  • Illustrators, Young Readers
    Dirt + Water = Mud
  • Writers Support, Young Readers
    The Girl I Used to Be
  • Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    The Commandant of Lubizec
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Rattlesnake Under His Hat: The Life & Times of Earl Brockelsby
  • History, Tribal
    The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
  • Young Readers
    Andy Shane and Dolores Starbuckle: 4 Books in 1
  • History, Non-Fiction
    Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
  • Non-Fiction
    Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    Manitou Canyon
  • Poetry, Pulitzer
    The Bell in the Bridge
  • Poetry
    The Stuntman
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Baseball's No-hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats
  • History
    American Evita: Lurleen Wallace
  • History, Non-Fiction
    A New Deal for South Dakota: Drought, Depression and Relief 1920-1941
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Rivers, Wings & Sky
  • Young Readers
    The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs