South Dakota Festival of Books

What: Book festival
When: Sept. 22-25 and 27  
Where: Brookings, Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Why: See and hear more than 70 authors, including six Pulitzer winners at was is billed as South Dakota’s premier literary event to learn about international reporting, fiction, poetry, history, biography and criticism.

Featured authors include:

  • Jane Smiley
  • Robert Olen Butler
  • T.J. Stiles
  • Michael Dirda
  • Ted Kooser and Shirley Christian
  • Jeffrey Deaver and Anne Perry
  • Jeff Alworth of The Beer Bible
  • Ron Capps of the Veterans Writing Project
  • National Book Award winner Pete Dexter
  • Max & Ruby creator Rosemary Wells
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award winner Jess Walter.



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