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Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Currently his 2015 book, Deep South , is a bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) Paul Theroux is the distinguished author of numerous award-winning books, including "The Mosquito Coast," "Kowloon Tong," & "Half Moon Street." (Publisher Provided)
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The Great Railway Bazaar 2,595 copies, 59 reviews
The Mosquito Coast 2,090 copies, 29 reviews
Riding the Iron Rooster 1,712 copies, 32 reviews
The Pillars of Hercules 1,256 copies, 14 reviews
My Secret History 607 copies, 3 reviews
Hotel Honolulu 583 copies, 14 reviews
O-Zone 532 copies, 3 reviews
Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings (Author) 508 copies, 9 reviews
Kowloon Tong 497 copies, 7 reviews
My Other Life 415 copies, 5 reviews
The Lower River 332 copies, 12 reviews
To the Ends of the Earth 297 copies, 1 review
Millroy the Magician 277 copies, 7 reviews
Blinding Light 264 copies, 4 reviews
Chicago Loop 259 copies
Picture Palace 253 copies, 2 reviews
A Dead Hand 252 copies, 14 reviews
The London Embassy 251 copies, 4 reviews
Saint Jack 245 copies, 5 reviews
The Consul's File 234 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Editor) 225 copies, 1 review
The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro 212 copies, 2 reviews
Patagonia Revisited 190 copies, 6 reviews
Theroux: Collected Stories 176 copies, 1 review
World's End and Other Stories 136 copies, 3 reviews
The Black House 128 copies, 2 reviews
Mother Land 114 copies, 4 reviews
Doctor Slaughter 102 copies, 3 reviews
Jungle Lovers (Author) 97 copies
Down the Yangtze 96 copies, 1 review
Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories 94 copies, 3 reviews
Sailing Through China 91 copies, 4 reviews
The Greenest Island 90 copies, 1 review
Girls at Play 82 copies
Fong and the Indians (Author) 75 copies
A Christmas Card 73 copies, 3 reviews
Under the Wave at Waimea 61 copies, 5 reviews
Murder in Mount Holly 53 copies, 1 review
The Mosquito Coast [1986 film] (Original Author) 47 copies, 1 review
Waldo 44 copies
Dr. Demarr 30 copies, 1 review
Slow Trains to Simla 27 copies, 1 review
The Cold World 11 copies
Action 3 copies
Grenzeloos 3 copies
VolPension 1 copy
Camp Echo 1 copy
Vakantieverhalen (Contributor) 1 copy
The Widow 1 copy
The Furies 1 copy
Dr De Marr 1 copy
The Secret Agent (Introduction, some editions) 5,911 copies, 96 reviews
The Sheltering Sky (Introduction, some editions) 3,957 copies, 75 reviews
The Comedians (Introduction, some editions) 2,452 copies, 40 reviews
What Maisie Knew (Editor, some editions) 1,927 copies, 37 reviews
The Worst Journey in the World (Introduction, some editions) 1,678 copies, 49 reviews
The Nigger of the Narcissus (Introduction, some editions) 854 copies, 10 reviews
Cape Cod (Introduction, some editions) 704 copies, 9 reviews
Telling Tales (Contributor) 311 copies, 2 reviews
Bad Trips (Contributor) 222 copies, 6 reviews
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (Contributor) 216 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (Contributor) 196 copies
The Best American Essays 1994 (Contributor) 166 copies
Granta 88: Mothers (Contributor) 154 copies, 1 review
Granta 61: The Sea (Contributor) 139 copies
Granta 80: The Group (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Granta 48: Africa (Contributor) 136 copies, 4 reviews
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (Contributor) 135 copies, 1 review
Granta 29: New World (Contributor) 134 copies, 1 review
Granta 53: News (Contributor) 117 copies, 1 review
Granta 69: The Assassin (Contributor) 116 copies
Granta 75: Brief Encounters (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (Contributor) 109 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (Contributor) 106 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
Granta 40: The Womanizer (Contributor) 101 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 114: Aliens (Contributor) 88 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (Contributor) 83 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 10: Travel Writing (Contributor) 82 copies
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (Contributor) 69 copies, 1 review
The Best American Magazine Writing 2007 (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (Contributor) 53 copies, 3 reviews
Too Late to Turn Back (Introduction, some editions) 46 copies
Realms of Darkness (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
National Geographic Magazine 1984 v165 #6 June (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Edge (Contributor) 31 copies
National Geographic Magazine 1988 v173 #3 March (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Anonymous Sex (Contributor) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Italie reisverhalen (Contributor) 18 copies
Naar huis (Contributor) 13 copies
Visions of America (Foreword, some editions) 13 copies, 4 reviews
Best Detective Stories 1980 (Contributor) 3 copies
Mexico reisverhalen (Contributor) 2 copies
Bruin's Midnight Reader (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy

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