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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Daily Writing, Imagination Helps Pulitzer-Winning Poet Reach Broad Audience
    August 15, 2016

    Ted Kooser wrote much of his poetry during the pre-dawn hours, before it was time to get dressed for work as a life insurance executive.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Ted Kooser: A Poet of Connection
    August 15, 2016

    The literature of Ted Kooser’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Delights & Shadows”, draws in the sun to bring readers to the table of subtle transformation.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Killer Nashville Comes to South Dakota
    August 8, 2016

    Nashville is more than the Music City these days. It’s an up- and-coming force in the (fictional) murder business, as well.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers Author Began Writing with Her First Grade Students
    August 5, 2016

    Andy Shane didn’t like school to begin with, but the class know-it-all, Dolores Starbuckle, made his day even worse by tattling on him. Twice! Before lunch!

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Pulitzer Winners Bring 'the Best of' to the Festival of Books
    June 22, 2016

    The challenge of choosing the ‘best of’ from the 2016 Festival is similar to the challenge of picking the next book to read from a near toppling stack of books.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: The Question of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the 21st Century
    February 29, 2016

    Kent Meyers, author and educator, asks the question of 'What if ... ?' after reviewing the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,' by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Harper Lee and the South Dakota Connection
    February 23, 2016

    As SDHC celebrates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize, we also remember the late Nelle Harper Lee and highlight SD’s connections with the Prize winner’s work.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Pulitzer Winner Talks About Researching History, Resilience of the Mandan People
    February 1, 2016

    “For some reason people always said their history could not be written,” Elizabeth Fenn said of the Mandan tribe. “It seemed to me that it could.”

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Author Jane Smiley
    January 18, 2016

    Though you may be familiar with Smiley and some of her works, here are some intriguing facts about the best-selling author that you probably didn’t know.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Wins Award to Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Centennial
    November 4, 2015

    The Council is planning a year-long celebration of the best in literature, drama, history, music, and journalism for communities around the state.

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