Interesting point of view on sending aid to Africa published in
Listen to this 5 minute interview on Rachel Martin's Weekend Edition. He leaves the listeners with a challenge: send him places off the beaten path in the rural South where you think he should visit before writing his next travel book. You can email the Weekend Edition show with your suggestions, leave them on their Facebook page or send them to me and I will forward them, as well. Link to audio
Theroux's latest fiction short story is published in this week's New Yorker Magazine. You can read an interview regarding his inspiration for the story here but to read the full story you will need a subscription to The New Yorker or find a copy at your local library or bookstore!
Byliner is a monthly subscription service that is available unlimited on many devices- Or as they put it: " Unlimited stories on unlimited devices for unlimited pleasure. Originals, exclusives, your favorite writers, and their favorite stories and writers." Currently they have 79 stories and articles by Theroux (and growing), many of which are hard to find anywhere else. Click here if you're interested in subscribing.
The Atlantic Monthly interviews Paul Theroux on vacations and more, here.
Quick 5 minute interview on MSN News. Watch here.
Theroux spoke at the Book Passage Bookstore in San Francisco, a few weeks ago. View here.
BBC interview Theroux on Saturday Live, listen here.
With the new book release, many people are giving Theroux the Q&A. Here's one from The Guardian and one from National Geographic.
USA Today interviewed Theroux on his newest book, The Last Train to Zona Verde.
Here's a short clip from the Dinner Party Download with Theroux. It's pretty funny!
Congratulations to our Zona Verde Free Book Winner, Karen Hofstad of Petersburg, Alaska! Karen thought the best place for Theroux to write about next was her home state of Alaska! She was randomly chosen out of the hundreds of responses I received. Some people were very specific in answering, some more vague. Other entries include: Peru, Hwy 61 from New Orleans to Chicago, route from Halifax to Vancouver, Brazil, Nigeria, Swaziland, Canada (in general), British Colombia’s coastline, Honduras, Chicago, Iceland, Central Asia, Caribbean Islands, Quebec, Eastern Highlands of New Guinea, Northern Colorado, Denmark, Connaught (West Ireland) and Scotland, Albania, Adirondacks, Stewart Island (New Zealand), Koh Samui (Thailand), Arctic Circle, Wentworth (UK), and Las Vegas. Thank y'all for all your interesting and well conceived answers AND THANKS AGAIN TO HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT WHO PROVIDED THE FREE BOOK!
Ever wonder what Theroux's day consists of? I always did, but now I know, thanks to a website run by the Financial Times! Click here!
Theroux travels home to revisit Medford, Mass and Lowell, Mass to see how its changed since his boyhood. Watch a Wall Street Journal video that features Theroux, then read the full story in Barron's Penta here.
Being from Medford, Mass, Theroux was interested in how the Boston bombings changed the vibe of the city. Read more here.
Theroux was interviewed by Bob Edwards this morning. Podcasts are no longer available online but encore presentations this week on satellite radio are: 4 AM, 3 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM and tomorrow at 9PM (all ET).
A lot of fans ask if I know which books are at the top of Theroux's favorites. Here's his final answer on that subject!
Nice in depth interview by Dave Seminara with Theroux on gadling.com
Here he answers Johnny Jet's questions about his travel preferences. (And mentions this website, ha!)
Listen to Theroux chatter about traveling through Africa for his latest book: Last Train To Zona Verde, here.
Theroux's publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has graciously offered to allow me to raffle off another book! Win a copy of Theroux's latest book, The Last Train to Zona Verde, by emailing me your answer to the following question, by May 17, 2013: Theroux has travelled extensively throughout many areas of the world, but he hasn't written about every place. If you could take Theroux to a certain place for him to write about, where would you take him, and why?
Many of you ask how me how Theroux takes notes while traveling. Here's his answer.
Theroux was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences- Literature. Read more here.
Theroux writes for the Pacific Standard on traveling and why one should "forget the maps". Click here.
Paul Theroux will head up the 11th annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, later this summer. Read more here.
Read "The Joys and Dangers of Exploring Africa on the Back of an Elephant" here. Learn about Theroux's journey through Botswana and so much more!
Happy Birthday Mr. Theroux!!!
Well, that's not quite accurate! His book "Dark Star Safari" made a debut on the most recent episode of Top Gear- UK edition, the one that is produced by the BBC. See if you can find it!!
Watch the trailer for the show here. If the BBC is not accessible to you, it will be available on Netflix, eventually, Season 19, Episode 6- (Africa Special, Part 1)
See Theroux's latest fiction, "The Furies" in The New Yorker Magazine. Its a Short story about a man who leaves his wife for a younger woman, and the revenge his ex-wife visits upon him. You need a subscription to the magazine, but if you have one click here.
Here's Theroux's travel wish list for the new year. Click here.
Read Theroux's funny story on owning his own pool, here: here.
Hear Theroux speak in NYC at the New Yorker Festival- Friday Oct 5, 2012, 9:30 pm. More here. tickets on sale Sept 14.
Read Theroux's favorite destination:here.
Theroux tells his top choice for summer reading to NPR. Read more: here.
Listen to NPR's Studio 360 interview, here.
Mr. Theroux quickly responded to some of the questions you submitted for the contest. You can view them here.
Hannah Bradbury is the winner of the free copy of The Lower River, courtesy of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Hannah's question was: "What inspired you to base the evocative character of Allie Fox on an inventor and cultural independent rather than choosing the more common and less imaginative portrayal of jungle missionary?" Thank you to all the entries, you all did a great job!!!
Theroux examines how the power of the pen shapes his (and other's writings) Read more in The Wall Street Journal.
Enter to win a copy of Theroux's latest release: The Lower River! (Courtesy of his publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Send your answer (no later than June 1, 2012) to email@example.com :
In less than 50 words, what question would you ask Mr. Theroux over a cup of coffee?
"Our Raccoon Year" is a new Theroux story, published in the May issue of Harper's Magazine. The story is not accessible online without an account, so purchase a copy from your local bookstore or find it at your local library.
"Theroux's Quest to Define Hawaii" has just been published in the most recent month's Smithsonian Magazine. To read it online click here.
Theroux's thoughts on the electrically charged "Zimmerman" case in Florida. Readhere.
Best Birthday wishes to Mr. Theroux!!!
Clouds Hill Books has an amazing collection of Theroux's works up for private sale. The 180 piece collection includes signed copies, magazine articles, first editions, uncorrected proofs and much more. Perhaps the most interesting item is the notorious copy of Jungle Lovers inscribed to VS Naipaul by Theroux. (When Naipaul 'got rid' of his signed copies of Theroux's works, this ended the two writer's friendship, as later written about in Sir Vidia's Shadow). Please contact the webmaster through firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information.
Published in The Daily Beast, Theroux weighs in on the media's condemnation of Rush Limbaugh.
Published in the New York Times, Theroux tells readers about the strange yet beautiful border crossing of Nogales. Read more here.
Its about 20 minutes, an audio interview with Theroux on geese, anthropomorphizing, and more. Its a really interesting podcast- listen to it here.
Theroux is quoted in the Fashion&Style Section of The New York Times in a quirky way- click here.
Paul Theroux appearing at Sanibel Island, Florida at the Public Library on Jan. 30, 2012, tickets available Dec. 30. Read more here.
Theroux expresses his thoughts on heirloom tomatoes in this issue of The New Yorker Magazine.
How close are you to Luanda, Angola, Africa? November 11, 2011 Theroux will speak to the Angola Field Group. Read more here! And as the link suggests...maybe this will be the topic for another travelogue????
In Vanity Fair Magazine Theroux writes about 1Q84, a new novel by Haruki Murakami. Read more here.
Not available on the web, but find a copy of the latest issue (October)of Town & Country Magazine to read "A Royal Pain", an article detailing his troubles through the years with gout.
A story by Theroux is included in The New Granta Book of Travel, read the review in the Irish Times.
Theroux attends Indian party at New York Hotel. Read more, here.
The Guardian- UK asked famous travel writers what their favorite travel books were. Theroux gives his answer, here.
Read Theroux's thoughts on 9/11- 10 years later, published in the UK Telegraph- here.
Theroux's next fiction release "The Lower River" will be released early next year. See the mention here.
The latest issue of Harper's Magazine (July 2011) includes a short fiction story, called Incident in the Oriente. Athough not available online, you can find this at your local library or bookstore. Great read!!!
Read Theroux's latest article in Newsweek Magazine on Honolulu, here.
Theroux will be interviewed on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS on May 26th. If you miss it, the podcast will be available on the PBS website.
Here's a great interview with Theroux by Christine Kearney for Reuters. More here.
interesting interview with Theroux in The Atlantic Magazine,here.
Hear 52 minutes of Theroux on KQED, interviewed by Michael Krasny for Forum. Click here.
Virginia Quarterly Review won a National Magazine Award for a piece of fiction by Theroux called "Minor Watt". Buy a copy today, an online version is not available to general public.
Read Theroux's newest article in The Atlantic Magazine about the wonders of Maine in the winter. Click here.
Travel & Leisure Magazine did a brief interview with Theroux. Read it here.
Theroux will speak at Books Inc. in Berkeley, CA on May 16, 2011 at 7:00pm. Click here for more information.
Theroux is one of many slated guests at this year's Welsh Hay Festival (also known as the "Woodstock of the Mind"). Strangely enough, this year's speakers include not only Theroux, but also his former friend, nobel laureate, VS Naipaul. The two had a public falling-out-- read Theroux's "Sir Vidia's Shadow", for more information. For more information on attending the festival click here.
In the Travel section of the New York Times, Theroux gives his argument for travelling during today's turbulent times. Read the full article here.
Theroux's thoughts on Japan and the earthquake- read it here.
At the Southbank Centre, on May 24, Theroux will speak in the Purcell Room about his latest book, The Tao of Travel. Book tickets online.
Theroux's latest contribution to Granta Magazine (Edition 114: Aliens) is a memoir called English Hours: Nothing Personal. The actual article is not available online, but those interested can buy a copy at their local bookstore, such as Barnes and Noble.
Saturday, October 18, from 12-2, Portland State University will hold a luncheon and talk with guest speaker Paul Theroux. For more information click here.
Publisher's Weekly poses three questions to Theroux in regards to his upcoming book: The Tao of Travel. Read more here.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps in Boston on March 3rd. Paul Theroux will be one of several speakers at the event. More information:Click here.
For almost two decades Theroux lived in Britain. He arrived shortly before Bloody Sunday in 1972 and here, he revisits the bombs, the strikes, the cheats and the streakers which left their indelible mark on him- See the article in The Observer Section of today's Guardian.
Theroux's thoughts on autobiographies and whether he will ever write one.Read the article here. To see more photos from the shoot, by photographer Susan Seubert,click here.
Theroux is one of many writers contributing a story to Ox-Travels, a book to be published in the UK to raise money for Oxfam Charities. It will be published May 26, 2011. Read more here.
Here's a cute Youtube flick of an interview with Theroux. He gives his advice to writers...Click here.
Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveler. The Tao of Travel is scheduled to be published 05/19/2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Keep checking back for more information.
In case you missed the April issue of National Geographic Magazine you can read Theroux's One on One Interview with Keith Bellows here.
New Book! 100 Journeys for the Spirit, a new book published by The Telegraph is a guidebook that features 25 spots with excerpts from famous travel writers, novelists and poets including Paul Theroux. For more information, click here or here. To order, click this.
Interesting review of a new book on Chatwin- click here. Coincidentally, Granta Magazine has also made 3 Theroux articles available to the general public-- one is an older tribute to Chatwin, click here.
Always been inspired by the travels of Theroux?Ever thought you'd like to emulate him? Read Rachel Pook's blog as she retraces his steps from The Old Patagonian Express and writes her own travelogue on her experiences abroad. She's made it to Colombia!
Theroux's comments on Arizona's new laws on the online blog, The Daily Beast-- Click here .
OP-ED from the New York Times. In the wake of the judgement against The Boy Scouts of America- Theroux weighs in his thoughts on growing up as a scout. Read morehere .
What does the emergence of e-readers mean for writers, for storytelling, for the place of fiction in the cultural landscape? Find out more in Theroux's article for the current issue of The Atlantic Magazine .
The Beacon: The Independant Institute-- Theroux's open questions to President Obama on ObamaCare. Click here.