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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Awarded $100K for Young Readers Initiative
    December 14, 2016

    The South Dakota Humanities Council has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to advance a Young Readers Initiative that has already provided more than 11,000 books to elementary students around the…

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival of Books Sees Record Attendance
    December 1, 2016

    The South Dakota Humanities Council increased fundraising by 68 percent in 2016, bringing Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and record attendance to its annual South Dakota Festival of Books. Books…

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Four win 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
    October 21, 2016

    Three people and one South Dakota-based bank were recognized at the South Dakota Festival of Books with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities award for their contributions to humanities in the state.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Up Close & Pulitzer: A Conversation with Jane Smiley
    October 18, 2016

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Lori Walsh talks with Jane Smiley, author of Some Luck - the 2016 One Book South Dakota. The conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Performing Arts Center.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Essays: Pulitzer Prize winners in South Dakota
    October 10, 2016

    A collection of essays from scholars, educators, authors and journalists on the value of works by the Pulitzer Prize winners who have presented in South Dakota in 2016.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: The Reunion
    October 3, 2016

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

  7. 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. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, published when he was just 24, was one of the most celebrated first novels in recent memory.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Prizing the Pulitzer: History, celebration and the outliers.
    September 28, 2016

    Few accolades are so widely recognized and respected that receiving one is almost a guarantee that it will appear in the first paragraph of your biography and usually within the first sentence. But such is the case with The Pulitzer Prize, an annual award recognizing American achievements in journalism as well as literature and musical composition.

  9. 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, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles, focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving the famous battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn – or Greasy Grass, to the epilogue.

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

    At the 2014 Festival of Books, Brookings County writer Jerry Nelson attended Pitchapalooza, an idea generating session led by The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry.

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