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Author photo. Garrison Keillor Poetry Reading Taken at the 2011 National Book Festival in Washington DC. Photo by ideonexus. By Ryan Somma - <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095</a>, CC BY 2.0, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33740478" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33740478</a>

Garrison Keillor Poetry Reading Taken at the 2011 National Book Festival in Washington DC. Photo by ideonexus. By Ryan Somma - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33740478

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Humorist Garrison Keillor was born Gary Edward Keillor in Anoka, Minnesota on August 7, 1942. He began using the pen name Garrison at the age of thirteen. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and paid for his tuition by working at the campus radio station. In 1974, he wrote an essay for the New Yorker about the Grand Ole Opry, which led to his live radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Stories from Prairie Home were collected and published, but his debut as a novelist was in 1985 with Lake Wobegon Days. His other novels include WLT: A Radio Romance, The Book of Guys, Wobegon Boy, Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, and Good Poems, American Places. He has also written the children's books Cat, You Better Come Home, The Old Man Who Loved Cheese, and The Sandy Bottom Orchestra. He won a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Keillor received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1999. In September 2007, Keillor was awarded the John Steinbeck Award. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Lake Wobegon Days… (more)
Lake Wobegon Days 4,304 copies, 37 reviews
Leaving Home 1,740 copies, 13 reviews
Good Poems 1,694 copies, 21 reviews
Wobegon Boy 1,074 copies, 8 reviews
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 949 copies, 15 reviews
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon 916 copies, 31 reviews
The Book of Guys 882 copies, 12 reviews
Good Poems for Hard Times 843 copies, 20 reviews
WLT: A Radio Romance 834 copies, 8 reviews
Happy to Be Here 765 copies, 4 reviews
Love Me 644 copies, 6 reviews
Liberty 454 copies, 14 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (Editor) 399 copies, 2 reviews
Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance 259 copies, 8 reviews
A Christmas Blizzard 251 copies, 28 reviews
Cat, You Better Come Home 251 copies, 5 reviews
Life among the Lutherans 181 copies, 6 reviews
Good Poems, American Places 152 copies, 5 reviews
Daddy's Girl 150 copies, 9 reviews
The Keillor Reader 138 copies, 1 review
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra 123 copies, 3 reviews
Me: by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente 115 copies, 1 review
In Search of Lake Wobegon 94 copies, 1 review
The Old Man Who Loved Cheese 81 copies, 3 reviews
77 Love Sonnets 45 copies
Home on the Prairie 21 copies, 3 reviews
Songs Of The Cat 19 copies, 1 review
Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80 11 copies, 1 review
Cheerfulness 6 copies
Prodigal Son 2 copies
G.K. the DJ 2 copies
The Complete Peanuts: 1950-1952 Dailies & Sundays (Introduction) 1,161 copies, 22 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 897 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 754 copies, 4 reviews
Thurber: Writings and Drawings (Editor) 534 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 286 copies, 2 reviews
A Prairie Home Companion [2006 film] (Original book) 118 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (Contributor) 101 copies, 6 reviews
Baseball's Best Short Stories (Contributor) 76 copies
Our Smallest Towns (Introduction) 51 copies
The Man from Lake Wobegon (Subject) 47 copies
Great Baseball Stories (Contributor) 44 copies
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