Presenters

Continue to watch this space for updated and changing information about presenters at the 2018 Festival of Books, Sept. 20-23 in Brookings and Sioux Falls; and later in the year for the 2019 application form!

Presenter applications for the 2018 Festival are no longer being considered. The featured 2018 Festival presenters are listed below.

 

  • History, Pulitzer
    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • History, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    Without Reservation: Ben Reifel and American Indian Acculturation
  • Film
  • Fiction
    Virgil Wander
  • History
    The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
  • Non-Fiction, Pulitzer
    The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Blood Feud
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    South Dakota Wine: A Fruitful History
  • Non-Fiction, Young Readers
    The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    In Defense of Loose Translations: An Indian Life in an Academic World
  • Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Beneath the Same Stars
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Late Summer Plums
  • History, Young Readers
    Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist
  • Non-Fiction
    Run Forever: Your Complete Guide to Healthy Lifetime Running
  • Fiction
    Marlena
  • Non-Fiction, Tribal
    Paul Goble, Storyteller
  • Non-Fiction, Writers Support
    Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered To Tell You
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings
  • Non-Fiction
    American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
  • Young Readers
    Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith’s Race to Complete Amelia Earhart’s Quest