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Paul Theroux is known for both his fiction and travel writing. His books include The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express. Steve McCurry/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master'

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An Author's Journey Back To 'The Lower River'

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Clouds move over the Potala Palace in Tibet's Lhasa prefecture. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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The city of Tangier, the setting for Tahar Ben Jelloun's 2006 novel, Leaving Tangier. Abbey Hesser/Flickr hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Exploring The Arab Spring

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Book Your Trip: Nancy Pearl Picks Tales For Travel

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Theroux reads from 'Ghost Train to the Eastern Star'

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Three India Stories Comprise 'Elephanta Suite'

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