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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Virtual 2020 Festival Features Authors of “The Orphan Master’s Son” and “World War Z”
    September 20, 2020

    The Virtual 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books includes some heavy hitters in the publishing world, including a homegrown Pulitzer Prize winner and a novelist whose book “World War Z” became a blockbuster movie starring Brad Pitt.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Virtual 2020 Festival to Kick Off with Bestselling Mystery Author, Rising Songwriter, Fun & Games
    September 12, 2020

    Festival of Books fans have become accustomed to meeting their favorite authors in person every fall over the event’s 17 year history. This year, they’ll find joy from their living rooms through a carefully curated slate of events held via Zoom and Facebook Live.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Lakota Author’s ‘Spotted Tail’ to Represent S.D. at National Book Festival
    September 5, 2020

    The South Dakota Center for the Book has selected David Heska Wanbli Weiden's "Spotted Tail" to represent South Dakota at the 2020 National Book Festival.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Statewide Festival of Books Will be Virtual
    August 20, 2020

    With the coronavirus pandemic continuing and the health of readers and writers in mind, the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books will be an all-virtual experience in 2020.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Presenter Brenda Child Inspired by History of Ojibwe Women
    August 14, 2020

    2020 South Dakota Festival of Books presenter Brenda Child has written extensively about Native American life.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Author Craig Volk to Discuss 'A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932' at 2020 Festival
    July 8, 2020

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide in 1932. Dust storms were on the rise; 14 were reported across the country, and the number would double in the following year. World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., demanding back pay and pensions to help survive the growing Depression.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Author Melanie Benjamin: ‘Leave Room for Imagination’
    June 28, 2020

    Melanie Benjamin was a struggling author when a chance encounter changed the direction of her writing career. Her first two novels of contemporary fiction weren’t selling, so to take her mind off her troubles, she visited a Chicago art museum that was hosting an exhibition of Lewis Carroll’s photography.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Bestselling Author, Craft Teacher Robert Dugoni to Present at 2020 Festival of Books
    February 15, 2020

    Robert Dugoni, a highly successful thriller novelist and writing craft teacher, has been confirmed as a presenter for the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Features Large Crowds, Poignant Presentations
    October 11, 2019

    From gourmet meals to poignant book discussions to Wild West shootouts, Festival fans were treated to a wide variety of events during the 17th annual Festival of Books.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Preview: What You Need to Know for the 2019 Event, Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood
    September 18, 2019

    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.

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