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


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 fill out my online form to contact me.

Below is a list of all upcoming events:
  • May 31- June 3, 2017  North Words Writers Symposium
    Skagway, Alaska

    Keynote Speaker More Info
    Theroux to speak at the conference. Details TBA.

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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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