InPrint: Bill Bryson

The author of I’m a Stranger Here Myself pays a visit to Houston

Nonfiction author Bill Bryson is an American, but he’s lived in England so long, the Brits named him an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order (kinda sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book, doesn’t it?). He wrote The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir about his growing up in Iowa during the 1950s, and I’m a Stranger Here Myself, about his experiences returning to America after living abroad for 20 years. The two were considered bookends to Bryson’s well-lived, very interesting life so far. His latest title is a -biography of someone else who also spent a little time in England — Shakespeare: The World As Stage. Hear him talk, with a hybrid American-English accent, about his books and writing career at today’s edition of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Wortham Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. $5.
Mon., April 20, 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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