Books by Paul Theroux
NPR stories about Paul Theroux
In softcover fiction, Hilary Mantel imagines Anne Boleyn's downfall, Martin Amis satirizes England, Paul Theroux sends a narrator back to the village he volunteered in, and Peter Heller depicts a post-apocalyptic life. In nonfiction, Robert Caro continues his LBJ biography.
Travel writer Paul Theroux's latest novel, The Lower River, is about a former Peace Corps volunteer who returns to Malawi years later and finds the village he left much changed. Host Rachel Martin talks with author.
Few know more about the art of travel than acclaimed writers Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, who have a combined six decades of experience chronicling their adventures around the world. Theroux and Iyer share their tips for being a traveler rather than a tourist.
Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a novel and a pair of articles about travel to and from places we've recently come to identify with the "Arab spring" — getting in and getting out of countries where daily life can be a struggle.
All aboard, armchair travelers! In Book Lust to Go, our go-to librarian shares her favorite accounts of intrepid exploration and fiction from faraway lands.
More than 30 years after documenting a trip through Europe, the Middle East and Asia in The Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux re-creates the voyage in Ghost Train to the Eastern Star.
During the past four decades, Paul Theroux has produced more than two dozen works of fiction and half as many widely read travel books. His latest work of fiction, The Elephanta Suite, is composed of three novellas set in modern India.