Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy birthday, Garrison Keillor

It is the birthday of writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor (1942), who created the A Prairie Home Companion radio show on Minnesota Public Radio in 1971, and has done so ever since, except for a six-year hiatus (1987-1993) during which he produced a similar show called The American Radio Company of the Air. Keillor also hosts The Writer's Almanac, a daily literary program. He has written 24 books, including short stories from his fictional town of Lake Wobegon, poetry collections, and novels. Last year he appeared at the National Book Festival. Here is a video presentation of that appearance, and although it is 50 minutes long, it is well worth the time investment. Enjoy.

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