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Bill Bryson

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Best-Selling Author Known for "A Short History of Nearly Everything" & "A Walk in the Woods"

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 Bill Bryson Biography

Bill Bryson is a best-selling author whose books have sold more than 15 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. His science book "A Short History of Nearly Everything" won the 2004 Aventis Prize of the Royal Society and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award. His other books include "A Walk in the Woods," "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid," "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," and the biography "William Shakespeare: The World as Stage." In the fall of 2015, "A Walk in the Woods" was released as a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

Bryson was Chancellor of the University of Durham, England’s third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and for four years was on the board of directors of English Heritage, the British government body responsible for England’s historic environment. From 2006 to 2012, he was president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, one of Britain’s oldest conservation organizations.

In 2006, he was awarded an honorary OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the British government, and the President’s Prize by Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2007, the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, gave him its annual Bradford Washburn Award, its highest award, for contributions to the popularization of science, and in 2009 he was made an honorary fellow of the Kavli Institute of Particle Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is an honorary fellow of the British Science Association and of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was editor of the Royal Society’s 350th-anniversary book, "Seeing Further."

Since 2008, the Royal Society of Chemistry has had an annual Bill Bryson Prize for the best school science project. In 2012, he received the Kenneth B. Myer Award from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia.

He has honorary degrees from Drake University and Oberlin College in America and from over 10 British universities.

Bryson is the author of a charitable book, "African Diary," which has raised over $500,000 for CARE International, the overseas aid organization. He is a longtime supporter of Conservation International, which works to save endangered species and habitats throughout the world, and has given keynote speeches at its conferences in New York and Los Angeles.

In Britain, he is a patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Friends of Durham Cathedral. He is also closely associated with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, the Woodland Trust, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, SAVE Britain’s Heritage, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He is currently patron of the Love Hearts Appeal at Great Ormond Street, which aims to raise funds for new facilities for transplant patients and to increase awareness of the need for organ donations.

Bryson was born in 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, and was raised and educated there, but he has spent most of his adult life in England. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1987, he worked as a journalist, principally on The Times.

In addition to his books, he has written extensively for newspapers and magazines throughout the English-speaking world, including National Geographic, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Sydney Morning Herald.

He lives in Hampshire, England, with his English wife, Cynthia. He has four grown children and numerous grandchildren. His principal interests outside work and family are walking in the English countryside and gardening.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

One Summer: America, 1927

One Summer: America, 1927

Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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  • Wanderlust & Journeys Through Life with Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson

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Best-Selling Author Known for "A Short History of Nearly Everything" & "A Walk in the Woods"

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Bill Bryson Biography

Bill Bryson is a best-selling author whose books have sold more than 15 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. His science book "A Short History of Nearly Everything" won the 2004 Aventis Prize of the Royal Society and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award. His other books include "A Walk in the Woods," "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid," "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," and the biography "William Shakespeare: The World as Stage." In the fall of 2015, "A Walk in the Woods" was released as a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

Bryson was Chancellor of the University of Durham, England’s third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and for four years was on the board of directors of English Heritage, the British government body responsible for England’s historic environment. From 2006 to 2012, he was president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, one of Britain’s oldest conservation organizations.

In 2006, he was awarded an honorary OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the British government, and the President’s Prize by Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2007, the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, gave him its annual Bradford Washburn Award, its highest award, for contributions to the popularization of science, and in 2009 he was made an honorary fellow of the Kavli Institute of Particle Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is an honorary fellow of the British Science Association and of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was editor of the Royal Society’s 350th-anniversary book, "Seeing Further."

Since 2008, the Royal Society of Chemistry has had an annual Bill Bryson Prize for the best school science project. In 2012, he received the Kenneth B. Myer Award from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia.

He has honorary degrees from Drake University and Oberlin College in America and from over 10 British universities.

Bryson is the author of a charitable book, "African Diary," which has raised over $500,000 for CARE International, the overseas aid organization. He is a longtime supporter of Conservation International, which works to save endangered species and habitats throughout the world, and has given keynote speeches at its conferences in New York and Los Angeles.

In Britain, he is a patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Friends of Durham Cathedral. He is also closely associated with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, the Woodland Trust, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, SAVE Britain’s Heritage, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He is currently patron of the Love Hearts Appeal at Great Ormond Street, which aims to raise funds for new facilities for transplant patients and to increase awareness of the need for organ donations.

Bryson was born in 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, and was raised and educated there, but he has spent most of his adult life in England. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1987, he worked as a journalist, principally on The Times.

In addition to his books, he has written extensively for newspapers and magazines throughout the English-speaking world, including National Geographic, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Sydney Morning Herald.

He lives in Hampshire, England, with his English wife, Cynthia. He has four grown children and numerous grandchildren. His principal interests outside work and family are walking in the English countryside and gardening.

Bill Bryson Videos

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    The writer Bill Bryson talks to Brian Cox about his admiration for the US scientist, author and inventor Benjamin Franklin and his many ...
  • Bill Bryson - 7 rules for leading a good life
    This is a recording of Bill Bryson's speech upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for services to literature from University of Winchester...

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  • Wanderlust & Journeys Through Life with Bill Bryson

FAQs on booking Bill Bryson

  • How to book Bill Bryson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Bryson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Bryson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Bryson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Bryson?

    Booking fees for Bill Bryson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Bryson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Bryson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Bryson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Bryson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Bryson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Bryson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Bryson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Bryson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bill Bryson generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Rudy Maxa, A.J. Jacobs, Montel Williams and Bill Nye. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Bryson for an upcoming event.

Bill Bryson Speaker Videos

  • People of Science with Brian Cox - Bill Bryson on Benjamin Franklin ...
    The writer Bill Bryson talks to Brian Cox about his admiration for the US scientist, author and inventor Benjamin Franklin and his many ...
    Bill Bryson - 7 rules for leading a good life
    This is a recording of Bill Bryson's speech upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for services to literature from University of Winchester during Graduation 2016.

Bill Bryson Speaking Topics

  • Wanderlust & Journeys Through Life with Bill Bryson

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