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Paul Theroux

American travel writer and novelist

1941   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Massachusetts Amherst
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Patron’s Medal
influenced by: Graham Greene, Henry James

Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best-known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975). He has published numerous works of fiction, some of which were adapted as feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast, which was adapted for the 1986 movie of the same name. He is the father of British authors and documentary filmmakers Marcel Theroux and Louis Theroux, the brother of authors Alexander Theroux and Peter Theroux, and uncle of the American actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux.
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works

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The Great Railway Bazaar

Travel book by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1975

The Family Arsenal

novel by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1976

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

book by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

2008

Jungle Lovers

novel by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1971

Kowloon Tong

novel by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1997

Millroy the Magician

novel by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1993

O-Zone

novel by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1986

Riding the Iron Rooster

book by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1988

Doctor Slaughter

book by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

1984

Dark Star Safari

book by Paul Theroux

author: Paul Theroux

2002

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