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Bill Bryson

Born: Dec 8, 1951

Birthplace: Des Moines

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Bill Bryson

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1951
Birth Place : Des Moines

William McGuire "Bill" Bryson, OBE, FRS is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and science. Born in the United States, he was a resident of Britain for most of his adult life before returning to America in 1995. In 2003 Bryson and his wife and four children moved back to Britain, living in the old rectory of Wramplingham, Norfolk, and he served as chancellor of Durham University from 2005 through 2011. Bryson shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with the publication of Notes from a Small Island, an exploration of Britain, and its accompanying television series. He received widespread recognition again with the publication of A Short History of Nearly Everything, a book widely acclaimed for its accessible communication of science.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Science writer

Also known as

  • William McGuire Bryson
  • Bryson, Bill


  • Bill Bryson, Sr.
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