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Posts with Category: Pulitzer

  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: Up Close & Pulitzer: A Conversation with Jane Smiley
    October 18, 2016

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Lori Walsh talks with Jane Smiley, author of Some Luck - the 2016 One Book South Dakota. The conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Performing Arts Center.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Essays: Pulitzer Prize winners in South Dakota
    October 10, 2016

    A collection of essays from scholars, educators, authors and journalists on the value of works by the Pulitzer Prize winners who have presented in South Dakota in 2016.

  4. 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.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Prizing the Pulitzer: History, celebration and the outliers.
    September 28, 2016

    Few accolades are so widely recognized and respected that receiving one is almost a guarantee that it will appear in the first paragraph of your biography and usually within the first sentence. But such is the case with The Pulitzer Prize, an annual award recognizing American achievements in journalism as well as literature and musical composition.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.”

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