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Bill Bryson


Bill Bryson has said of his origins, “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.” In 1973 he settled in England and wrote travel articles for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent. In 1989, he published The Lost Continent, a sidesplitting account of his road trip across small-town America. In 1995, he moved his family back to the States, so his children could experience "being American," but returned to the UK in 2003. Since then, he has written several more books, including notable bestsellers, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself (published in Britain as Notes from a Big Country), and In a Sunburned Country (published in Britain as Down Under).