Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He settled in England in 1977 and lived for many years with his wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He recently returned to the US and now lives in New Hampshire. Bryson's first bestseller was The Lost Continent, a journey through the USA by car. Notes from a Small Island was a #1 bestseller in Canada and spent 43 weeks on the trade paperback list in the UK.
"Bryson is first and foremost a storyteller - and a supremely comic and original one at that." - Winnipeg Free Press Bryson is first and foremost a storyteller and a supremely comic and original one at that. Winnipeg Free Press"