Below is a list of presenters who were featured at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings and Sioux Falls. The 2019 event will take place Oct. 3-6 in Deadwood. 

Watch our e-newsletter for information about the 2019 Festival of Books, including presenter and exhibitor application info. 


  • 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
  • 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