The Great Railway Bazaar
The Old Patagonian Express
The Kingdom By The Sea
Sailing Through China
Sunrise With Seamonsters
The Imperial Way
Riding The Iron Rooster
To The Ends Of The Earth
The Happy Isles Of Oceania
The Pillars Of Hercules
Sir Vidia's Shadow
Fresh Air Fiend
Best American Travel Writing
Dark Star Safari
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
The Tao of Travel
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Best American Travel Writing 2014


Fong And The Indians
Murder In Mount Holly
Girls At Play
Jungle Lovers
Sinning With Annie
Saint Jack
The Black House
The Family Arsenal
The Consul's File
Picture Palace
A Christmas Card
London Snow
World's End
The Mosquito Coast
The London Embassy
Half Moon Street
The White Mans Burden
My Secret History
Chicago Loop
Millroy The Magician
My Other Life
Kowloon Tong
The Collected Short Novels
Hotel Honolulu
Nurse Wolf And Dr. Sacks
Stranger At The Palazzo D'Oro
Two Stars
Blinding Light
The Elephanta Suite
A Dead Hand
The Lower River
Mr. Bones



Welcome to Paul -- the web's first and only fan site dedicated to the travel and fiction writer, Paul Theroux.

Although I have no link to the author, I will be happy to try and answer any questions and I welcome any comments or information you might be able to add. Please direct all emails to or fill out my online form.

Paul Theroux's next fiction title has been announced. Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories will be released in late September in the US and Canada, and within a few days will also be released in the UK.

You can preorder the UK version from, US version from, and the Canadian version from Indigo.

Below is a list of all upcoming events:
  • Oct 31-Nov 9, 2014 Singapore Writer's Festival

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    Film version: Saint Jack, once banned in Singapore, but ban now lifted. Film viewing, with talk to follow.

  • January 21-25, 2015 Jaipur Literary Festival
    Jaipur, India

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    More details to follow, as event approaches!

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Theroux in Singapore
October 31, 2014

Nice to see that Theroux is getting the praise he deserves in Singapore- he is named as "literary glitterati"!! And this coming from a country that had once banned his book- Saint Jack. Read more here or if you're in the Singapore area, go to check it out!

Theroux Edits/Intoduces 2014 Travel Collection
October 23, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released their travel collection 'Best American Travel Writing 2014'. This year Theroux has written the introduction and was the guest editor. Purchase from Houghton Mifflin directly or your favorite bookstore, today!

We Have Winners!
October 9, 2014

Thank you all for your submissions to the Mr. Bones Free Book Giveaway! The three winners (picked randomly out of all the entries) were: Brian M., Stan H., And Max M. Congratulations! On a side note, were you wondering what books made the top of the list? The Great Railway Bazaar was the overwhelming favorite. Other runners-up were The Happy Isles of Oceania, Dark Star Safari and Riding the Iron Rooster. And, I was surprised that The Mosquito Coast was not higher on the list-- it was actually near the bottom of people's "favorite" book!

Win a Free Copy of Mr. Bones
September 30, 2014

Send an email to with your favorite Paul Theroux book title, and you can win a FREE COPY of Theroux's newest fiction release: Mr. Bones. Contest ends Oct 8, 2014. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sponsoring this great giveaway!

Theroux Interview- NPR
Sept 27, 2014

Great Theroux interview on NPR. Check it out, here .

Theroux Book to Become a Movie!
September 22, 2014

Theroux's fiction book The Elephanta Suite has been adapted into a screenplay and will be made into a movie. For more info, go to The Hollywood Reporter .

Theroux Opens UA Forum
Sept 10, 2014

October 2, 2014 Theroux will be the 'opener' for the University of Akron Lecture Series. Theroux will be presenting “China – The Years Between Mao and Modernism” at 7:30 p.m. For more information .

Jaipur Literary Festival
Sept 10, 2014

Theroux will be a speaker at the 8th annual Jaipur Literary Festival (in Jaipur India) this January 21-25, 2015. For more details- click here . VS Naipaul is also set to attend the festival. For more information on the Theroux/Naipaul literary feud, read Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow.

Theroux to Speak- Singapore
Sept 8, 2014

Theroux will be one of the headline speakers at this years Singapore Writer's Festival. For more details, click here .

Theroux writes for The New Yorker
July 29, 2014

Read "Action" in The New Yorker Magazine- a story set in Boston in the late 50's. Read here .

Winners of the Giveaway!
July 8, 2014

Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt we ran a contest to raffle off three copies of The Last Train to Zona Verde, in paperback. The winners were: Tamela Maxim of Bluffton, SC, Ray Lewis of South Victoria, Australia and Marcia Contrado of Winchester, MA. Congrats!!!

Theroux to Speak in Maine
July 7, 2014

Theroux will speak at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine from 7-9pm. See here for more details.

Theroux in Smithsonian Magazine
June 30, 2014

Find the latest Paul Theroux read at The Smithsonian. "The Soul of The South" is an excellent teaser for his upcoming travel book on the South.

Interview from Reuters
April 21, 2014

Click here to read an in-depth interview by Randall Mikkelsen from Reuters with Paul Theroux. Quite an interesting read, check it out: here.

Happy Birthday!
April 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Mr. Theroux!!!

The Independant
January 25, 2014

The Independent offers Travel Special 2014: Novelist Paul Theroux discusses the joys of travelling by train. Includes a nice Q&A with Theroux on travelling by train.

Theroux reads Taylor on Podcast
Jan 3, 2014

Theroux reads Elizabeth Taylor (the writer, not the actress) on The New Yorker's Fiction Podcast. Find it on iTunes or the link, here.

Theroux on Aid to Africa
November 30, 2013

Interesting point of view on sending aid to Africa published in Barron's Magazine.

Theroux on NPR
November 3, 2013

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

I'm The Meat, You're The Knife
Sept 30, 2013

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!

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