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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

    With the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota program, more than 5,000 copies of a special edition are in the hands of elementary students starting in spring.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC wins award to celebrate Pulitzer Prize centennial
    November 4, 2015

    In late October, the Pulitzer Prize board announced the award of $45,456 to the SDHC for the centennial commemoration through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative. The SDHC is planning a year-long celebration of the best in literature, drama, history, music, and journalism for communities around the state.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: 2015 Festival of Books in photos.
    October 1, 2015

    2015 Festival of Books in Deadwood overview in photos.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Festival of Books - Social Media Recap
  10. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book South Dakota author tour to finish final leg
    September 17, 2015

    BROOKINGS, S.D. – Award-winning mystery author William Kent Krueger is finishing the final leg of his One Book South Dakota author tour in Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Chamberlain, Buffalo and at the…