Bill Bryson ‘to retire from writing’
He added: “That has not been the case.
“The world is full of other things to do that are enjoyable without any of the pressures that come with you doing this as a job.”
“There’s no twitching going on in me at all. I’ve decided to retire . . . for the first time in decades I’ve been reading for pleasure and finding I’m really enjoying it.”
Bryson has four children and ten grandchildren and said he is keen to spend more time with his family.
“You only get one life,” Bryson said. “That is pretty evident to all of us. I would quite like to spend the part that is left to me, which I hope is a significant part, but only a fraction, doing all the things I’ve not been able to do.
“Like enjoying my family – I have masses of grandchildren and I would love to spend more time with them just down on the floor.”