For those who do not recognize the name, Bill Bryson is perhaps best known for "A Walk in the Woods" (in which he walks the Applachian Trail) and "A Short History of Nearly Everything" which is pretty self-explanatory. I have not read either, personally, though both have been recommended.
So it was with great interest that I caught the tail end of this interview with the man:
What are you working on next?
I'm doing two biographies - one on me, one on William Shakespeare.
Actually, it makes for an interesting question -- is there really all that much new under the sun in the Shakespeare biography world that yet another one is needed? Over the last few years alone we've seen quite a few. I wonder if Bryson is going to bring any new insight to the Bard's life? Maybe reveal that the plays were actually written by Bottom or something? :)