Free Book Friday: Our Winner

Free Book Friday: The Lucky Winner of a Book Written by a Festival Author

Thank you to all of our fans who participated in our most recent Free Book Friday contest! We are excited to announce that the winner of the Friday, June 27 contest is Helen Walker! Helen, please message us on Facebook with your t-shirt size and address so we can mail your South Dakota Festival of Books t-shirt and koozy and copy of Stew Magnuson’s “Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding.”

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We are pleased to feature Stew at the 2014 South Dakota Festival of Books in Sioux Falls, Sept. 26-28. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Stew is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and managing editor of National Defense Magazine. His award-winning non-fiction books include “The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder” and “Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding.” He has published one novel, “The Song of Sarin,” based on his research and personal experiences as a resident of Tokyo on March 20, 1995 when the apocalyptic cult, Aum Shinrikyo, released nerve gas in the subway system. A former foreign correspondent who has filed stories from Japan, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Mali and Indonesia, Magnuson has traveled to all 50 states and visited or lived in 48 countries. He has also attended games at 120 professional baseball parks. His latest work is “The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas,” part one of his Highway 83 Chronicles series.

We will continue to feature 2014 Festival authors during our weekly Free Book Friday contests, so please keep an eye on our Facebook page and “like” it if you haven’t already done so. You could be the next winner! Also find Festival updates on our Twitter and Google+ pages.

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