Author

Bill Bryson

American author

1951   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Drake University
occupation: journalist, travel writer, autobiographer, science writer, science communicator, writer
award received: Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Zilveren Griffel, James Joyce Awards
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William McGuire Bryson (; born 8 December 1951) is an American-British author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other non-fiction topics. Born in the United States, he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life, returning to the United States between 1995 and 2003, and holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor of Durham University from 2005 to 2011.Bryson came to prominence in the United Kingdom with the publication of Notes from a Small Island (1995), an exploration of Britain, and its accompanying television series. He received widespread recognition again with the publication of A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), a book widely acclaimed for its accessible communication of science.
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