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!

 

  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    “The Question is ‘Why?’” Stanford M. Adelstein: A Jewish Life in South Dakota
  • Fiction
    Dog Watches: Stories from the Sea
  • Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Of Fathers and Fire
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Frog Creek Road
  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Eden to Orizaba
  • Poetry, Tribal
    New Poets of Native Nations
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    The Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Non-Fiction
    Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writers Support
    My Life as a Foreign Country
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room
  • Fiction, Writers Support
    Heart Land
  • Fiction
    The Lager Queen of Minnesota
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Bluewords Greening
  • Tribal, Young Readers
    At the Mountain’s Base
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Tribal
    The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Abraham Lincoln’s Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    The Murder List
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Cowman
  • Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    tsunami vs. the fukushima 50
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Tribal, Young Readers
    Girl Gone Missing
  • South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    Pet’a Shows Misun the Light
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors
    Off the Cuff: Writing for Reentry
  • Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
  • History
    The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West
  • Non-Fiction
    Neither Wolf nor Dog
  • History, Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young Readers
    Tatanka & Other Legends of the Lakota People
  • Film, Tribal
    Return to Rainy Mountain
  • Non-Fiction, Poetry, Tribal
    Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Young Readers
    Samuel Morse, That’s Who!
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle Over the Truth about the Mythic Old West
  • Fiction
    Heresy
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    A Single Light
  • History
    Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction
    Land of Wolves
  • South Dakota Authors, Young Readers
    But Nana, Who Was Wild Bill?
  • History, South Dakota Authors
    The First Strike: Doolittle Raider Don Smith
  • Fiction, Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Library of the Mind: New & Selected Poems
  • 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
    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
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors
    The Decline of the Novel
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    Dakota Heirlooms: Stories from the Past
  • Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Writers Support
    You Were Always Mine
  • Non-Fiction, South Dakota Authors, Writers Support
    One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
  • Non-Fiction
    Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict
  • Fiction, Writers Support
    Beauty & Grace