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