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  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Photojournalism and the Pulitzer Prize: Pushing conversations on race beyond St. Louis
    July 25, 2016

    “That one photo is not indicative of a lot of my work,” photojournalist Robert Cohen said. “I’m not a war photographer. I’m a community journalist.” But that one photo – Edward Crawford wearing an American flag shirt, holding his bag of St. Louis’ Red Hot Riplets, throwing a flaming tear gas canister back at police – has become the iconic image of protests that gripped suburban Ferguson, Mo., for several months in 2014.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Prize-winning composer joins SD Symphony event
    May 3, 2016

    John Luther Adams won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy for his composition "Become Ocean." He joins the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the South Dakota Humanities Council for a series of events, Oct. 6-8, 2016, ending with a performance with the SDSO in Sioux Falls.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Pulitzer winners tell history of the Father of the Atom Bomb, the Mandan People
    March 31, 2016

    Pulitzer Prize winners Elizabeth Fenn (history, 2015) and Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin (biography, 2006) visited South Dakota in March with the SD Humanities Council's events celebrating the Pulitzer Prize's centennial.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Introducing: Andy Shane and the 2016 Young Readers One Book SD
    March 16, 2016

    Second graders in select schools around South Dakota meet the lovable, low-key hero Andy Shane this spring. With the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota program, more than 5,000 copies of a…

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: The Role of the Humanities in the Digital Age: The GPWC at 40 Years
    March 14, 2016

    “I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller,” writes author and Professor Janet H. Murray in her book Hamlet on the Holodeck, “I am drawn to imagining a cyberdrama of the future by the same…

  8. 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.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: March events launch Pulitzer centennial in SD
    February 16, 2016

    March 10, 7 pm - Elizabeth Fenn at Augustana University, Sioux Falls. March 15, 7 pm - Kai Bird & Martin Sherwin, at Black Hills State University, Sioux Falls.

  10. January 11, 2016

    In summary, staff picks for the Best of the South Dakota Humanities Council in 2015 include: 2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood and One Book South Dakota with William Kent Krueger, meeting and moving on fundraising challenges, and announcing new programs for 2016.

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