Author Bill Bryson to speak at UW-Madison Monday

Bill Bryson, famous author of books ranging from travel chronicles to topics like science and the English language, is scheduled to speak to UW-Madison students and community members Monday as part of the Wisconsin Union Distinguished Lecture Series.

Bryson is known for his farcical writing, “quirky observations and comic sensibility,” according to a university release.

His major titles include “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” “One Summer: America 1927,” “Notes from a Small Island,” “Down Under” and “A Walk in the Woods.”

The Chicago Sun-Times praised Bryson, saying that he “could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.”

Bryson will begin his lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall. The talk will be free and open to the public.

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