Bill Bryson (1951) is an American author of books on travel, language, and science. Bryson moved to the UK in 1973 and remained there until 1995. He began his writing career as a journalist and published his first book in 1985. He gained notoriety in 1995 with his book about England titled Notes from a Small Island. In 1998 he published A Walk in the Wood about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The book was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2015.