The Keillor Reader is a wonderful, personal collection of stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences that Garrison Keillor has written throughout his career. It includes monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels and newspaper columns, and pieces never before published. It also has extensive introductions, explaining why each piece was chosen and originally written, plus photographs and memorabilia.
Garrison will read selections from The Keillor Reader and host a Q&A on May 1st at the Fitzgerald Theater. (The event will be recorded for broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and a book signing will follow.)
See the full schedule of book tour events at GarrisonKeillor.com →
From the Publisher:
When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done—a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet. Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays "Cheerfulness" and "What We Have Learned So Far."
Listen to "Chickens," a monologue from September 13, 1986:
Read other excerpts:
Books by Garrison Keillor
Prairie Home Albums
Prairie Home DVDs