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Keillor, Garrison

(US, 1942– )

Garrison Keillor was born in Minnesota and educated there. He started his career in radio in Minneapolis, both playing music and narrating stories about the inhabitants of a fictional town. These grew and developed into Lake Wobegon Days (1985), a series of loosely linked stories about some second-generation Scandinavian families. His easy narrative style and quiet, gentle humour ensured the book's success. He captures the atmosphere of Middle America to perfection. There are further stories about the same families in Leaving Home (1987) and We are Still Married (1989). Radio Romance (1991) is a novel about a radio station in Minneapolis.

Armistead Maupin, Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford)  SA

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Literature Reference: American Literature, English Literature, Classics & Modern FictionBooks & Authors: Award-Winning Fiction (Ha-Ke)