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
Deep South
Figures in a Landscape


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
Mother Land



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Paul Theroux's latest non fiction book Figures in a Landscape has been released in the US. Mother Land will be released on May 10th in the UK.

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Below is a list of all upcoming events:
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    Op-Ed for Washington Post
    November 2, 2018

    Theroux's thoughts on the upcoming election and the idea of the "blue wave". Read it here.

    The Epic Quest to Ride the World's Biggest Wave
    July 2018

    Get swept away with Theroux's account of the new Mt. Everest of surfing, off the coast of Portugal. Click Here.

    Thoughts of a Much-Travelled Man
    June 6, 2018

    Great piece in the New Zealand Herald here.

    Interview in Forbes
    May 9, 2018

    Anthony Grant interview Theroux in Forbes Magazine: Paul Theroux, Author And Time Traveler, Warns "The Red Carpet Is Not The Way To See A Country"

    Why Theroux Loves Cape Cod
    April 17, 2018

    The New York Times interviews Theroux on Cape Cod and his latest book, Mother Land, here.

    Messy Attics of the Mind
    April 9, 2018

    Want to know about Theroux's thoughts on note-taking and journaling? Click here

    Theroux on Steve's Podcast
    December 19, 2017

    Find Theroux on Rick Steves podcast "Travel with Rick Steves". Theroux discusses his book, Deep South. Listen here or wherever you normally listen to podcasts. (Beyond Pod, Stitcher, etc)

    Theroux in The New Yorker
    Aug 7, 2017

    Read Theroux's latest novella, The Vanishing Point at the The New Yorker. Then follow-up with this interview by Deborah Treisman in the same publication.

    Interview with Theroux
    June 11, 2017

    Think Again podcast did an in-depth interview with Theroux on his latest novel Mother Land. Listen here or download Think Again to any podcast player, such as beyondpod or stitcher to listen on your mobile device.

    Interview with Malibu Magazine
    June 09, 2017

    Interview with Theroux regarding Mother Land from Malibu Magazine.

    Theroux's Book He Can't Live Without
    May 21, 2017

    Theroux tells the Daily Beast the one book he can't live without.

    Theroux's Favorite Books
    May 21, 2017

    Wanna know Theroux's top 6 books? They're here.

    Theroux on Music
    May 10, 2017

    The Wall Street Journal asks Theroux about his early musical inspirations, while living in Uganda, here. (But you need a subscription to read.)

    King Reviews Theroux's Latest Fiction
    May 9, 2017

    Theroux's latest fiction release, Mother Land has been reviewed by Stephen King for The New York Times.

    Theroux on Bickerton
    March 31, 2017

    Read Theroux's take on Ashley Bickerton's art in an article in The Guardian.

    Letter of Recommendation
    March 30, 2017

    Theroux wrote a short piece for the Magazine section of The New York Times on Life Magazine and meeting Gardner McKay. Read more here.

    Theroux Shortlisted for Award
    January 18, 2017

    Theroux has been shortlisted for the "Stanford Dolman Travel Book of The Year" for his novel Deep South. The winner will be announced on Feb 2, 2017. Read more, (and about the 5 other authors shortlisted) here.

    Pardon the American Taliban
    October 23, 2016

    Op-Ed piece by Theroux, published in The New York Times.

    Smithsonian Article
    Sept 23, 2016

    The recent issue of The Smithsonian Magazine includes 'Myth and Reason on the Mexican Border', A 2000 mile journey by Theroux, along the US/Mexico border. Read it here.

    Upside-Down Cake
    June 20, 2016

    The New Yorker Magazine features a fiction story by Theroux this month, called Upside-Down Cake. Read Deborah Treisman's Q&A with Theroux, then read, the story, here.

    Theroux on Steve's podcast
    May 31, 2016

    Theroux made an appearance on Rick Steve's podcast this week to discuss his latest book, Deep South.

    Theroux on Hawaii
    May 30, 2016

    Theroux wrote a short piece for "W" magazine on the style of the islands. Read more, here.

    Interview/Video with Theroux
    Feb 3, 2016 (New Zealand online magazine) published this interview with Theroux discussing his celebrity family and his love of Hawaii and Cape Cod

    Theroux on Chickens and More
    January 5, 2016

    This NY Times article details Theroux's interests in foraging and living off the land, as well as his favorite egg-cooking skillet. Read more Here.

    Wanna Shop Like Theroux?
    November 23, 2015

    Here's Theroux's gift buying tips for fellow travelers, courtesy of The National Post.

    Theroux on Open Source
    Nov 16, 2015

    Listen to an interview about Deep South by Christopher Lydon on Radio Open Source here.

    Paul Theroux: By The Book
    November 12, 2015

    Interview by The New York Times: Sunday Book Review, Read here.

    Theroux Interview
    Oct 15, 2015

    Hear a great interview on KQED's The Forum with Michael Krasny. Find it on any podcast player (such as iTunes, etc)

    Theroux Free Book Giveaway
    Oct 10, 2015

    Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for allowing us to run another contest for Theroux fans! There were tons of correct answers to the question: "What is Paul Theroux's only book that is set in the future?" (Answer: O-Zone) The three winners are Dick Feutz, Riley Vujovich, and Mariana Branco (assuming they all reside in the US!)Thanks to all the fans for playing!

    Theroux on Poverty
    Oct 6, 2015

    Theroux wrote an Opinion piece for The New York Times titled: The Hypocrisy of 'Helping' the Poor If you want to read other journalist's opinions on his stance:Forbes Magazine and also New York Magazine.

    Theroux interviewed by WSJ
    Oct 2, 2015

    Nice interview with Theroux in The Wall Street Journal: Link here.

    Theroux in Vanity Fair
    Oct 2, 2015

    New Vanity Fair article: 'On the Road with Paul Theroux: Photographs and Words from His New Book' Read here.

    Deep South Released- Free Book Giveaway

    To enter to win one of three free copies of Paul Theroux's new book, Deep South, email the answer to "What is Paul Theroux's only book set in the future?" Contest ends Oct 8, 2015. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sponsoring this great giveaway! Anyone over 18 can win, within the USA.

    Theroux writes for Smithsonian Mag- Part 2
    July 13, 2015

    Also included in the latest (July) issue is an article on Harper Lee and Alabama: click here.

    Theroux writes for Smithsonian Mag
    July 13, 2015

    In the current issue of the Smithsonian Magazine, find and article on the "Soul of The South", a prelude to the book that will be published in September. Read article here.

    Theroux on Harper Lee
    July 9, 2015

    Listen to Theroux speak about Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, Monroeville, and more here.

    Theroux on Bourdain Show
    June 15, 2015

    Watch Theroux on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown! Aired on CNN, but available to purchase on Amazon Prime-streaming videos for $1.99. Read more here.

    Theroux wins Patron's Medal
    May 11, 2015

    Theroux wins Patron's Medal from Queen Elizabeth. Click for video.

    YouTube Video from Jaipur
    February 2, 2015

    Another YouTube video from Jaipur Literary Festival- this one is a panel discussion regarding Naipaul's "A House for Mr. Biswas". Click here.

    Theroux Speaks in Jaipur
    Jan 30, 2015

    Watch Theroux's talk at the Jaipur Literary Festival, here.

    Theroux to be in New Delhi
    December 18, 2014

    Theroux has been slated to speak at the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival in New Delhi, India. The festival will be held from Jan 21-25, 2015. Naipaul, Theroux's mentor and later foe, will also be speaking at the festival. Read more here.

    Q&A by Bloomberg
    December 17, 2014

    Great Q&A by Dora Cheok for Bloomberg-- Insight on his recent travels in the American South. Read here.

    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!

    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 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 .

    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.

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