Humorist Garrison Keillor is launching a five-show radio series next year on Minnesota Public Radio called "Literary Friendships." Each show will feature two noted writers who also are close friends, discussing their craft and their relationship.
Keillor said he was inspired by famous literary companions such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, or Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder. "All the legends have to do with suffering solo -- the lonely, misunderstood writer," he said. "When you find someone who is a friend to you and to your writing, it's an enormous gift."