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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 such as Some Luck, 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?

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Robert Olen Butler's Vietnam.
    September 5, 2016

    Robert Olen Butler’s military service in Vietnam informs much of his most recognized writing

  7. 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

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

    A revolution in Tunisia in December of 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world. Marc Lynch wrote about the upheaval in, The Arab Uprising.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Rediscover Literary Joys with Michael Dirda
    August 22, 2016

    Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications, including his weekly book review column for The Washington Post since 1978. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    Last winter’s blockbuster movie The Revenant brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear near present-day Lemmon in 1823.

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