How are you, Mr. Blue?

Garrison Keillor talks about his method of writing and the genesis of his tales of Lake Wobegon.


Interview by George Plimpton
December 8, 2000 1:12AM (UTC)

Garrison Keillor is the creator and host of the nationally syndicated radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," broadcast on more than 400 public radio stations nationwide. Born in Anoka, Minn., in 1942, Keillor attended the University of Minnesota and went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969. There he began a Saturday afternoon live variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion."

Keillor writes a weekly advice column for Salon called "Dear Mr. Blue." He occasionally writes for Time and National Geographic and is also the author of numerous books, including "A Prairie Home Companion: Pretty Good Joke Book," "Wobegon Boy" and "The Book of Guys."

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In this interview George Plimpton asks Keillor about his method of writing and the genesis of his tales of Lake Wobegon.

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