One of America’s most beloved radio hosts and acclaimed humorists, Garrison Keillor
was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a
freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in
1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6,
1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion
in St. Paul. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public
radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week.
Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody
awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American
Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places
(Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of
his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007, he opened an
independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Generously supported by Dr. Eva Pressman and Dr. Seth Zeidman.
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