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!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Great Theroux interview on NPR. Check it out, here .
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 .
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 .
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 will be one of the headline speakers at this years Singapore Writer's Festival. For more details, click here .
Read "Action" in The New Yorker Magazine- a story set in Boston in the late 50's. Read here .
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 will speak at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine from 7-9pm. See here for more details.
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.
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 to Mr. Theroux!!!
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 Elizabeth Taylor (the writer, not the actress) on The New Yorker's Fiction Podcast. Find it on iTunes or the link, here.
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!