Garrison Keillor

Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor is an American author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality. He is best known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion."

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Married three times; two children


University of Minnesota, Bachelor's degree in English in 1966


In 1994, Keillor was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1999. Keillor received a Grammy in 1988 for his recording of "Lake Wobegon Days."

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Garrison Keillor: Out of surgery and on to orange Jell-O

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 26 2014 - 3:44 PM

Photo by Ann Heisenfelt, Associated PressGarrison Keillor reports he is "feeling good" after surgery Thursday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester."The IV went in and night fell and a couple...

40 years on, Garrison Keillor takes an unsentimental journey

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 3 2014 - 5:33 AM

Don’t expect the master of ceremonies to get emotional when “A Prairie Home Companion” celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend.“I avoid getting choked up. It’s not...

Looking forward to autumn

BLOG POST Updated: Jun 12 2013 - 11:31 AM

Robert Bly at the launch of "Airmail." Star Tribune photo by Jerry Holt.And why not look forward to fall, when this summer is refusing to make an appearance? Let's skip it, then, and head...

Keillor and 'APHC' to hit the road for summer tour

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 9 2013 - 5:11 PM

Garrison Keillor will be living like a rock star this summer on the "APHC Radio Romance Tour." / Tom Wallace, Star TribuneThe news from Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor and the cast of...

FICTION: "Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny," by Garrison Keillor

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 28 2012 - 5:17 PM

When Garrison Keillor sings on "A Prairie Home Companion," he often reins in his sonorous timbre to playful ditties or respectful harmonizing with legendary musicians. Even in its contained...

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