I've mentioned before how awesome I think Bill Bryson's writing is -- he's written some awfully funny travel books, and, most recently, a thick book about science that isn't actually boring. Anyway, the NY Times has a profile of him in today's edition. Says he's pretty much covered all of the travelogues he'd want to do, and his next book is a mini-biography of William Shakespeare:
"I don't want to go and start trying to make jokes in places like India, Tanzania or Iraq," he said. "Afghanistan is not a funny place."