Garrison Keillor is one of America’s best-known literary celebrities, the author of the Lake Wobegon series of books (published by Faber in the UK, and broadcast on Radio 4). He is a well-known voice on radio in Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He has hosted A Prairie Home Companion since its debut in 1974, chronicling life in a Minnesotan small town in his weekly monologues. He was famously parodied on The Simpsons, and his voice can also be heard on Honda TV adverts.
His many books include Lake Wobegon Days (Faber, 1985), Love Me (Faber, 2003) and Homegrown Democrat (Penguin, 2004), and two anthologies drawing on his Writer’s Almanac poem selections: Good Poems (Penguin, 2002) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Penguin, 2005).