Sunday, 5 December 2010

Charms Of The British

As described by the man himself Bill Bryson...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bill Bryson: King of Curiosity

How did salt and pepper become our default, go-to spices? Why are there four tines on a fork? How did stairs become so ubiquitous?

These are just a few of the curiosities explored in Bill Bryson’s latest book, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, which uses the floor plan of the author’s own house - an Anglican rectory in Norfolk, England, built in 1851 - as a springboard to investigate the evolution of how we live today.

CityBeat recently phoned Bryson, a native Iowan who has lived most of his adult life in England, to discuss his latest literary endeavor in anticipation of his visit to Cincinnati Saturday for the Mercantile Library’s annual Niehoff Lecture. 

Full interview: Bill Bryson: King of Curiosity

Thursday, 4 November 2010

'At Home': Bill Bryson Constructs A History Of Private Life

A review of Bill Bryson's "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," which follows the author as he takes a stroll around his own house and examines the objects and spaces that have defined private life for the last 150 years. Bryson discusses his book Oct. 11 at Town Hall Seattle.

Full article: 'At Home': Bill Bryson constructs a history of private life

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Interview Time - Bill Bryson

Rob Savage meets travel writer extraordinaire - Bill Bryson

My days of being a student are sadly disappearing over the horizon at an alarming rate - kind of like an over eater chasing a mobile, all you can eat buffet. However a memory that will always stay with me is the time I graduated and shook hands with the wonderful travel writer and Chancellor of Durham University, Bill Bryson.

I decided to go back to my student roots and ask this amazing man how the St Christopher’s travel writers can improve their game and what it’s like to be one of the greatest authors of all time.

Full article: Interview Time - Bill Bryson

Friday, 22 October 2010

Bill Bryson To Quit As Durham University Chancellor

Author Bill Bryson is to step down from his role as chancellor of Durham University by the end of 2011.

The 58-year-old said he wanted to spend more time with his family and on developing writing projects.

Full article: BBC News - Bill Bryson to quit as Durham University chancellor

Monday, 18 October 2010

Author Fits The Bill - Shields Gazette

A WORLD-famous author has made a date with South Tyneside. Travel writer Bill Bryson is to give next year's South Shields Lecture.

He follows in the footsteps of Sir Patrick Stewart, Tony Blair and Lord Kinnock in giving the annual lecture, which is organised by South Shields MP David Miliband.
Full article: Author fits the bill - Shields Gazette