Recent Posts

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers Author Meets Rapid City Students
    October 7, 2016

    Jennifer Richard Jacobson meets Rapid City students on her last stop in South Dakota with the Young Readers Festival of Books.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Teller's 'The Reunion' Wins Inaugural Veterans Prize
    October 3, 2016

    "The Reunion" by James R. Teller won the 2016 Veterans Writing Prize, coordinated by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Exploring Larger Worlds: The Exuberant Realism of Michael Chabon
    September 29, 2016

    In fall 1995, Michael Chabon was sitting pretty. He had three books to his credit, each more warmly received than the last.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Prizing the Pulitzer: History, Celebration and the Outliers
    September 28, 2016

    The Pulitzer Prize is so widely recognized and respected that it’s almost a guarantee to appear in the first paragraph of your biography.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Before the Battle of Little Big Horn: Custer's Trials
    September 19, 2016

    A new biography on General George Armstrong Custer focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving “The Battle of Little Bighorn” to the epilogue.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Full Circle: Dairy Farmer Turns Columnist
    September 15, 2016

    Nelson’s writing career began when penning a tongue-in-cheek letter to the local extension agent. His columns now appear throughout the Midwest.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: As Luck Would Have It: Jane Smiley & the Unexpected Extraordinary
    September 12, 2016

    What are we to make of a book that begins with a farmer watching owls emerge from a dead elm tree and ends with a death we are given scant time to mourn?

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Women Warriors
    September 8, 2016

    Writing and teaching have been the lifework of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Her stories come from childhood experiences on the Rosebud Reservation.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Shirley Christian and the Choteaus: Before Lewis & Clark
    August 29, 2016

    The history of the Fort Pierre area is an important part of not only South Dakota history, but the history of the American West.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world.

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