An Illuminating Interview - Live on Stage

For the first time live on stage, author Bill Bryson will take us on a captivating journey through his life, books, travel, history and science, in conversation with Ray Martin.

Gain insight into the man behind the myriad of books as he shares previously untold stories and gives us a unique perspective into being one of the world’s most admired, loved and successful authors.

Bill Bryson has a charm, wit, ruminative insight and modesty that will have audiences hanging on his every softly spoken word.

Like the great thinkers Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Galileo, Bryson is a Renaissance man, whose expertise traverses many topics and diverse subjects.

His bestselling travel books include Down Under, The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woods and Notes from a Small Island.

His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society’s Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award.

He has also written books on language, Shakespeare and his own childhood in the hilarious memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid.

Bill Bryson’s most recent critically lauded book, One Summer: America 1927, chronicles a forgotten summer when America came of age and changed the world forever.

‘Bill Bryson – Many a True Word’ extends Lateral Events’ ‘Intellectual Entertainment’ series of events which have included live shows with Heston Blumenthal, Sir David Attenborough, Professor Brian Cox and Neil Oliver.


City Date Venue
Sydney Fri 14 March 2014 State Theatre
Brisbane Sat 15 March 2014 QPAC
Perth Wed 19 March 2014 PCEC
Adelaide Thurs 20 March 2014 Adelaide Entertainement Centre
Canberra Fri 21 March 2014 Royal Theatre - NCCC
Melbourne Sat 22 March 2014 MCEC