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Joyce Sutphen

Joyce Sutphen
It's the birthday of poet Joyce Sutphen (books by this author), born near St. Joseph, Minnesota (1949). She grew up on a small farm. She was one of...

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
It's the birthday of the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, (books by this author) born in Sussex, England (1792). One of his most famous ...

Anniversary Album: First Five Years

Anniversary Album: First Five Years
The Anniversary Album features a roundup of comedy sketches, songs and stories from the early years of A Prairie Home Companion. If you showed up o...

An Interview with Jearlyn Steele

An Interview with Jearlyn Steele
With her palpable passion for music & song, Jearlyn Steele has become a favorite of A Prairie Home Companion fans. Jearlyn Steele first sang wi...

How I Won the Minnesota Statehouse, By Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente As Told to Garrison Keillor

How I Won the Minnesota Statehouse, By Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente As Told to Garrison Keillor
Long before the age of Trump, citizens of Minnesota were subjected to a governor cut from a similar cloth: Jesse Ventura. Garrison's clever satiric...

Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel

Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel
Liberty is Garrison Keillor's most ribald Lake Wobegon novel yet, set during a spectacular Fourth of July celebration amid marching bands and circu...

"Spring" from Life These Days (CD set)

"Spring" from Life These Days (CD set)
As we approach the 20th Anniversary of Life These Days, we will revisit a few of the stories from the radio plus this bonus printed story tucked in...

"Lonesome Shorty" from The Book of Guys

"Lonesome Shorty" from The Book of Guys
As we approach the 25th Anniversary of the publication of Garrison Keillor's short story collection The Book of Guys, we are revisiting a few of th...

Peter Ostroushko: Mandolin Virtuoso

Peter Ostroushko: Mandolin Virtuoso
Interview filed by David Edin for A Prairie Home Companion. Mandolinist/composer Peter Ostroushko grew up listening to tunes played at family get-t...

NEWS re The Writer’s Almanac

NEWS re The Writer’s Almanac
Day and date accurate installments of The Writer’s Almanac are now available daily on The Writer’s Almanac Facebook page or on Garrison Keillor’s w...

The Writer's Almanac for May 27th

The Writer's Almanac for May 27th
LISTEN & read today's poem 'When I Think' by Robert Creeley It's the birthday of novelist and short-story writer who said, "Literature has bee...

The Writer's Almanac for May 26th

The Writer's Almanac for May 26th
LISTEN & get today's poem 'Happiness' by Joyce Sutphen It's the birthday of novelist Alan Hollinghurst (books by this author), born in Strou...