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Garrison Keillor

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 May 1994

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the American writer and broadcaster Garrison Keillor. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood in the small town of Anoka in Minnesota, on which his stories in his bestseller, Lake Wobegon Days, were based. One of six children of Protestant fundamentalist parents, he'll be remembering his home life where story-telling was an intrinsic element, and in which alcohol, television, parties and socialising were all forbidden.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Abide With Me Fast Falls The Evertide by Huddersfield Choral Society
Book: Thesaurus by Roget
Luxury: Set of china (four place settings)

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Leo Kottke

    Leo Kottke Ojo

    6 And 12 String Guitars, Takoma TM

  • Image for Hughes/Williams

    Hughes/Williams Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

    Choir: The Huddersfield Choral Society

    The Hymns Album, MFP

  • Image for Butch Thompson

    Butch Thompson Deep Creek

    New Orleans Joys, Daring Records

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op. 11

    Soloist: Pinchas Zukerman Orchestra: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

    Works By Beethoven, Schubert And Dvorak, Philips

  • Image for Bill Hinkley & Judy Larson

    Bill Hinkley & Judy Larson A Capital Ship

    Out In Our Meadow, Red House Records

  • Image for Merle Haggard

    Merle Haggard The Bottle Let Me Down

    The Best Of Country Music - 16 Great Songs, EMI

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Fun Fun Fun

    Summer Dreams, Capitol Records

  • Image for The Huddersfield Choral Society

    The Huddersfield Choral Society Abide With Me Fast Falls The Evertide

    The Hymns Album, MFP

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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