Welcome to Bill Bryson’s official website

Bill Bryson, Photo Credit: Sam BrysonHere you will find all of Bill’s books (both UK and US editions), accompanied by press and reader reviews, carefully tailored extra information and useful resources.

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Interview with ABC News

Watch Bill’s interview on having Robert Redford play him in a film version of  A Walk in the Woods, and how much he loves Australia.

Durham Literary Festival Appearance – Tickets Now Available

Please check here to book tickets.

Audio extract: Notes From A Small Island

Bryson takes on Little England from his own unique perspective in an extract from NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, as part of Penguin’s 80th birthday celebrations.

Watch the trailer for A Walk in the Woods

Take a first look at the UK trailer for the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk In The Woods. Robert Redford as Bryson leads a cast including Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte in the film, in cinemas on September 18.

A new edition for Notes from a Small Island

Transworld is reissuing Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island (August, £8.99) with artwork to match the author’s new title, The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island (October, £20). Read more. 

A message from Bill Bryson: RSC

Being one of the judges for the Bill Bryson prize is just about the most exciting thing I do all year – and that is only partly because the rest of my life isn’t very eventful. Read more.

The Guardian on The Road to Little Dribbling

Twenty years after Notes from a Small Island, what will he make of us? Read more.

The Road to Little Dribbling: Announcement

Bill Bryson’s first travel book in 15 years will be published in the UK this autumn. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island will be a new journey around Britain. Find out more.

A Walk in the Woods is to become a movie

Robert Redford is turning Bill’s bestselling comic memoir into a blockbuster, starring Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal and Nick Offerman. Find out more.

One Summer: America 1927 – out this summer in paperback
Excitement is building for paperback publication of One Summer in the UK on 22nd May, and in the US on 3rd June 2014.  One summer read you’ll never forget.

Bill has more books than any other author in the 40 Years of Sunday Times bestsellers list
In the Sunday Times’ recent survey of their all-time bestsellers list covering the last 40 years, Bill has 6 titles, more than any other author.  Top of his list is Notes from a Small Island at no. 7, of which Bryson said, “If I were writing it today, I would be kinder to Bradford.”

If you’re a Times+ member, you can get any of the top 100 bestselling titles for a special price of £2.99 from Waterstones. Find out more.

A Walk in the Woods: breaking film news…
A Walk in the Woods has now started shooting in Georgia, USA, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Find out more.

The Importance of Science: an outsider’s perspective – Bill speaks at the Royal Society

Bill speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years through to writing A Short History of Nearly Everything and and his new bestseller book One Summer. Watch the interview here.

Bill’s last book At Home (Illustrated Edition), is available now in hardback.
This is a new and beautifully illustrated edition of Bill’s bestselling book. See previews from some of the chapters here – The Hall, The Kitchen, The Drawing Room, The Plum Room and The Dressing Room.

Order your copy here.

Bill Bryson’s new book
One Summer: America 1927
, is available now in hardback, ebook and audio.

Join Bill as he travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever.

Join Bill in supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Love Hearts Appeal
Audible is proud to join Bill Bryson in supporting The Love Hearts Appeal at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. So here’s an exclusive short, written and narrated by Bill, just for you:
Listen or download to support The Love Hearts Appeal.

BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show interview
Bill joined Simon Mayo on Wednesday 25 September to talk about One Summer. You can hear the interview in full by visiting the Drivetime website.

One Summer video interview with Waterstones
Bill talks to the Waterstones Blog about his latest book One Summer which focuses on just five months in an American year which changed the world forever . . . Visit the blog.

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