10 Facts about Bill Bryson

Sunday, June 28th 2015. | Authors

Get the interesting Facts about Bill Bryson if you want to know the best selling American author. He was born on 8 December 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, as William McGuire Bryson. He uses Bill Bryson as his famous name. He was the writer of English language, humorous travel and science books. In 1995, he returned to United States after spending most of his adult life in Britain. Here are some interesting facts about Bill Bryson below:

Facts about Bill Bryson 1: moving back to Britain

Bryson decided to relocate again to Britain in 2003. In 2005 to 2011, he was appointed as chancellor of Durham University.

Facts about Bill Bryson 2: the fame

Notes from a Small Island was published in 1995.  This book made Bryson famous in Britain. The book tells you about an exploration of Britain.

Bill Bryson Facts

Bill Bryson Facts

Facts about Bill Bryson 3: a book of science

The famous book of science created by Bryson is A Short History of Nearly Everything.  This 2003 book is famous since it talks about the accessible communication. Find out another writer in facts about Beverly Naidoo here.

Facts about Bill Bryson 4: the family life

His parents are Agnes Mary and William. He has a sister named Mary Jane Elizabeth and an elder brother Michael.

Facts about Bill Bryson

Facts about Bill Bryson

Facts about Bill Bryson 5: the humorous account

If you are interested to find out the humorous account of Bryson when he spent his childhood time in Des Moines, check The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid in 2006.

Facts about Bill Bryson 6: the trip

He pursued his education at Drake University. In 1972, he was dropped out from the university after studying there for two years.  Then he spent four months for backpacking in Europe. He was with his high school friend.

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

Facts about Bill Bryson 7: Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe was a book that Bryson made about his journey. It also contained the depiction of the trip that he made in Europe with his friends as flashbacks. Check Barbara Park facts here.

Facts about Bill Bryson 8: the prestigious Aventis Prize

Bryson was awarded with the prestigious Aventis Prize in 2004 due to his A Short History of Nearly Everything.  This book contains 500 pages.

Bill Bryson Writer

Bill Bryson Writer

Facts about Bill Bryson 9: the history of the English language

Bryson also writes the history of the English language books. The most notable ones are Mother Tongue and Made in America and Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words.

Facts about Bill Bryson 10: the awards and honor

He was awarded with an honorary OBE on 13 December 2006. He also got Golden Eagle Award in 2007.

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Bill Bryson Pic

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