Garrison Keillor

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)

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40 minutes

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Sun 12 Feb 1995 12:15


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestGarrison Keillor

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