Minnesota-born and raised, Garrison Keillor is the living embodiment of the Midwestern spirit. Keillor has received numerous awards for his extensive repertoire, including a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days. In 1987, he ended A Prairie Home Companion and moved to New York where, in 1989, he started a new program, “The American Radio Company”, which played to sold-out houses for four seasons. The show returned to the name “A Prairie Home Companion” in 1993 and is once again based in Minnesota. Garrison Keillor is the author of eight books for adults, and three for children. In addition to his books, he has written poetry and is a consummate story-teller whose voice can be heard on numerous recordings.