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!

 

  • Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • Poetry, Writers Support
    View from True North
  • History
    A Documentary History of the United States
  • History, Tribal
    Rosebud, June 17, 1876: Prelude to the Little Big Horn
  • History
    Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    A Lethal Legacy
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination
  • 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, Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • Fiction, History, Young Readers
    The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
  • Film, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Writers Support
    In Defense of Loose Translations: An Indian Life in an Academic World
  • History, Tribal
    Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman
  • History
    Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    In Cahoots with the Prickly Pear Posse
  • Non-Fiction
    Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict
  • South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Tribal
    Black Indian: A Memoir
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Jeremiah’s Revenge