Couldn't locate that specific Garrison Keilor video, edgar, but I notice that a Frenchman won the Nobel price for literature.
France's Le Clezio wins Nobel literature prize
By MATT MOORE and KARL RITTER, Associated Press Writers 8 minutes ago
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - France's Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works characterized by "poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy" and focused on the environment, especially the desert.
Le Clezio, 68, is the first French writer to win the prestigious award since Chinese-born Frenchman Gao Xingjian was honored in 2000.
The decision was in line with the Swedish Academy's recent picks of European authors. Last year's prize went to Doris Lessing of Britain.
The academy called Le Clezio an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization."
Le Clezio made his breakthrough as a novelist with "Desert," in 1980.
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Last year it was Doris Lessing, and the only thing that I have read by her is the short story, "Through the Tunnel", a rites of passage thing.
Never read a thing by Le Clezio. Guess Americans are to pre occupied with King George to impress Sweden.