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The Bill Bryson BBC Radio Collection was the most recently released book by Bill Bryson, on April 6th, 2023.

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Bill Bryson Stats: The highest rated book by Bill Bryson on Book Notification is In a Sunburned Country / Down Under, the 8th novel in the Bill Bryson Travel Books series. The second-highest rated book is A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson Travel Books #5).

The most read book by Bill Bryson on Book Notification is A Walk in the Woods, the 5th novel in the Bill Bryson Travel Books series. The second most read book is A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson Science Books #1).

Below is a complete list of Bill Bryson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Bill Bryson is the Bill Bryson Travel Books.

List of History Books in Publication Order

List of Language Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Science Books in Publication Order

List of Travel Books in Publication Order (with Marina Warner, with Christopher Lloyd, with Jennifer Jenkins, with David Bellamy, with Robin Hanbury-Tenbison, with Anna Parord)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Palace Under the Alps
1985
2
5
The Lost Continent
1989
3
7
Neither Here nor There
1992
4
Notes from a Small Island
1995
5
8.8
A Walk in the Woods
1997
6
9
I'm a Stranger Here Myself / Notes from a Big Country
1998
7
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (With: Marina Warner, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jenkins, David Bellamy, Robin Hanbury-Tenbison, Anna Parord)
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (With: Marina Warner, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jenkins, David Bellamy, Robin Hanbury-Tenbison, Anna Parord)
2000
8
9.2
In a Sunburned Country / Down Under
2000
9
8
Bill Bryson's African Diary
2002
10
4
The Road to Little Dribbling
2015

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Eminent Lives Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (By: Karen Armstrong)
1991
2
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (By: Michael Korda)
2004
3
George Balanchine (By: Robert Gottlieb)
George Balanchine (By: Robert Gottlieb)
2004
4
Beethoven (By: Edmund Morris)
2005
5
Thomas Jefferson ( By: Christopher Hitchens)
2005
6
Caravaggio ( By: Francine Prose)
2005
7
Alexander the Great (By: Norman F. Cantor)
2005
8
Freud (By: Peter D. Kramer)
2006
9
Francis Crick (By: Matt Ridley)
2006
10
Alexis de Tocqueville (By: Joseph Epstein)
Alexis de Tocqueville (By: Joseph Epstein)
2006
11
6
Shakespeare
2007
12
Machiavelli (By: Ross King)
2007
13
George Washington (By: Paul Johnson)
2009
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List of Marina Warner Travel Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (With: Marina Warner, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jenkins, David Bellamy, Robin Hanbury-Tenbison, Anna Parord)
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (With: Marina Warner, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jenkins, David Bellamy, Robin Hanbury-Tenbison, Anna Parord)
2000
2
Myth and Landscape (By: Marina Warner, Ibrahim al-Koni, David Parker)
Myth and Landscape (By: Marina Warner, Ibrahim al-Koni, David Parker)
2015
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List of The Best American: Travel Writing in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (By: Sloane Crosley)
2011
2
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (By: Jason Wilson)
2012
3
The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (By: Jason Wilson)
2013
4
The Best American Travel Writing 2014 (By: Jason Wilson)
2014
5
The Best American Travel Writing 2015 (By: Jason Wilson)
2015
6
The Best American Travel Writing 2016
2016
7
The Best American Travel Writing 2017 (By: Jason Wilson, Lauren Collins)
2017
8
The Best American Travel Writing 2018 (By: Cheryl Strayed)
2018
9
The Best American Travel Writing 2019 (By: Jason Wilson)
2019
10
The Best American Travel Writing 2020 (By: Robert Macfarlane)
2020
11
The Best American Travel Writing 2021 (By: Padma Lakshmi)
2021
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List of Bill Bryson Anthologies in Publication Order

Bill Bryson: Biography

Bill Bryson (William McGuire Bryson) was born on December 8th, 1951 and is currently 72 years old. Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Bryson attended Drake University.

Bill Bryson is the author of the Bill Bryson Travel Books series which currently consists of 10 novels. The Bill Bryson Travel Books series started in 1985 with the novel The Palace Under the Alps. The most recently released novel in the Bill Bryson Travel Books series was The Road to Little Dribbling which was released in 2015. There are no upcoming novels for the Bill Bryson Travel Books series.

Bill Bryson (William McGuire Bryson) has also written the Language Books series which has 4 books including Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words and The Mother Tongue.

Bill Bryson is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Award's 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Bill Bryson: Awards & Accolades

Bill Bryson won the British Book Awards, UK Author of the Year, in 1997.

Bryson's books have also won multiple awards, A Walk in the Woods won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017. Shakespeare won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017. The Road to Little Dribbling won the Nielsen Awards, Gold Bestseller, in 2017.

Bryson's book, The Body was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Science and Technology, in 2019.

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  4. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.
  5. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.

Bill Bryson: F.A.Q

When was Bill Bryson Born? How old is Bill Bryson?

Bill Bryson was born on December 8th, 1951. Bill Bryson is currently 72 years old.

Where was Bill Bryson Born?

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA and is American.

What awards has Bill Bryson won?

Bill Bryson has won the following awards: UK Author of the Year at the British Book Awards (1997).

What book awards has Bill Bryson won?

A Walk in the Woods: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).
Shakespeare: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).
The Road to Little Dribbling: Nielsen Awards Gold Bestseller (2017).

What was the first book Bill Bryson wrote?

The first novel written by Bill Bryson was Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, published in 1984.

What was the most recent book Bill Bryson wrote?

His most recently released work was The Bill Bryson BBC Radio Collection on April 6th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Bill Bryson?

Bill Bryson does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Bill Bryson written?

Bill Bryson has written 26 books across 10 series.
  • 3 History Books
  • 4 Language Books
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books
  • 4 Science Books
  • 10 Travel Books
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 1 book in the Eminent Lives Series
  • 1 Marina Warner Travel Books
  • 1 The Best American: Travel Writing

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Bill Bryson has always fascinated me. For the most part, I would rather jump off a cliff than read non-fiction. Non-fiction seems pointless to me. I read to escape to fantastical landscapes where the impossible can happen. Non-fiction does the opposite. It grounds you in reality.

    And yet, I have several copies of Bryson’s books in my home library. So clearly, I am a contradiction. I think Bryson captures my attention because his books take me on exciting journeys to places I have no intention of visiting.

    For instance, ‘Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail’ paints such a vivid picture of the Appalachian Trail that I could see myself standing in those mountains, next to Bryson. But I wouldn’t be caught dead on the Appalachian Trail. I have an unhealthy attachment to indoor comforts.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Bill Bryson’s Made in America novel is fascinating and sometimes overwhelming read about how language has evolved in the United States for over hundreds of years.
    He explores America’s history and the effects it had on the language. The author’s research skills are evident throughout the novel, and he constantly cites his sources.
    Bryson gives me a unique and enjoyable reading experience. I like his sense of humor and how he turns the driest subject into something entertaining.
    The Mother Tongue comprises essays about the origin and usage of English. His Travel Guide books are still relevant and helpful guides today, and the descriptions and writing style are humorous and casual.

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