Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he lived in England, where he worked for the Times and the Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. His books include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There, The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island) and books on language (The Mother Tongue, Made in America). His account of his attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, was a huge New York Times bestseller. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and their four children.Bryson, Bill is the author of 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away', published 2000 under ISBN 9780767903820 and ISBN 076790382X.