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A Former Radio Host Finds Personal Truths in Fiction

Garrison Keillor retired from the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion in 1987. He says he was overwhelmed by the celebrity, and wanted to focus on writing fiction. Keillor moved with his wife from his native St. Paul to New York City. His recent novel is called Leaving Home; a forthcoming collection of short stories is titled We Are Still Married.

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Other segments from the episode on February 17, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 17, 1989: Interview with Garrison Keillor; Commentary on Rodgers and Hart; Interview with Wayne Horvitz; Commentary on Kate Millet.

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