Paul Theroux

Internationally acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux is author of over two dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. Perhaps best known for the 1975 travel book The Great Railway Bazaar, based on an epic trip he took from the U.K. to Japan and back, he is also winner of the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast, on which the 1986 movie is based. His newest is Deep South. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.