Garrison Keillor is an American storyteller and humorist best known for his radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion. The program—which aired live every week with Keillor as its host from 1974 until 2016—chronicled and satirized Midwestern American culture in gentle, homespun ways, especially through Keillor’s recurring “News from Lake Wobegon” segment, which reported from the fictional town that is also the setting for many of Keillor’s books. Born in Minnesota, Keillor began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota’s student-operated radio station. Following his graduation, Keillor began writing for The New Yorker, among other magazines. He is the author of several novels and short story collections, including Happy to Be Here (1981), We Are Still Married (1989) and Lake Wobegon Days (1985).