Area author added to South Dakota statewide reading program
"Books are like children," said Lake Oswego author Kent Nerburn. "You never know which will do well."
The father of four children and author of 14 books on spiritual values and Native American themes, Nerburn should rest easy as it appears the children and books are doing just fine.
He is a two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award. His most well-known book, "Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder," won the Minnesota Book Award and was made into a feature film in 2016. Coinciding with the release of its 25th anniversary edition, "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" has been selected as the title for the One Book South Dakota 2019.
"I am humbled to have my unique literary child, 'Neither Wolf nor Dog,' chosen as the One Book South Dakota selection for 2019," Nerburn said.
Started in 2003, One Book South Dakota is a statewide reading program organized by the South Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit whose sole purpose is to provide humanities programs for South Dakotans, as part of the South Dakota Festival of Books. Over the course of its 16-year history the program has featured the works of fiction authors Jane Smiley, Louise Erdrich, William Kent Krueger, Tim O'Brien, children's authors Gene Luen Yang and Kate DiCamillo and others.Click here to read the rest of the story in the Lake Oswego Review.