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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)
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Lake Wobegon Days 4,144 copies, 33 reviews
Leaving Home 1,656 copies, 12 reviews
Good Poems 1,600 copies, 20 reviews
Wobegon Boy 1,017 copies, 7 reviews
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 887 copies, 15 reviews
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon 874 copies, 29 reviews
The Book of Guys 844 copies, 12 reviews
WLT: A Radio Romance 802 copies, 8 reviews
Good Poems for Hard Times 794 copies, 19 reviews
Happy to Be Here 736 copies, 4 reviews
Love Me 617 copies, 6 reviews
Liberty 431 copies, 14 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (Editor) 373 copies, 2 reviews
Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance 248 copies, 8 reviews
A Christmas Blizzard 240 copies, 27 reviews
Cat, You Better Come Home 231 copies, 5 reviews
Life among the Lutherans 167 copies, 6 reviews
Daddy's Girl 136 copies, 9 reviews
Good Poems, American Places 130 copies, 3 reviews
The Keillor Reader 116 copies, 1 review
Me: by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente 113 copies, 1 review
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra 111 copies, 3 reviews
In Search of Lake Wobegon 88 copies, 1 review
The Old Man Who Loved Cheese 71 copies, 3 reviews
77 Love Sonnets 42 copies
Home on the Prairie 18 copies, 3 reviews
Songs Of The Cat 17 copies, 1 review
Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80 6 copies, 1 review
G.K. the DJ 2 copies
Prodigal Son 2 copies
The Complete Peanuts: 1950-1952 Dailies & Sundays (Introduction) 1,088 copies, 19 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 857 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 706 copies, 4 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 275 copies, 3 reviews
A Prairie Home Companion [2006 film] (Original book) 101 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (Contributor) 93 copies, 6 reviews
Baseball's Best Short Stories (Contributor) 73 copies
Our Smallest Towns (Introduction) 46 copies
The Man from Lake Wobegon (Subject) 43 copies
Great Baseball Stories (Contributor) 38 copies
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