Monday, 6 October 2014

Geographical Heroes: Garrison Keillor


Every now and then, I write about people with a geographical connection who have inspired and entertained me over the years, and the latest person to mention (though they have appeared here before) is the American writer Garrison Keillor. He created the town of Lake Wobegon, and has performed a monologue providing 'News from Lake Wobegon' on his Prairie Home Companion radio show for decades. It's a sustained piece of urban literature and remember that Geography literally means "writing the Earth" and Keillor has written Lake Wobegon into being...

A new book has been released with a selection of his writings, and it's glorious reading so far.

Garrison has written a great article for the National Geographic's website which explores the importance of geography in our lives and how there's no place like home...

Give the Lake Wobegon tales a go, it's worth a visit...

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