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Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux has written fiction and nonfiction for more than 35 years. His books on Patagonia, Oceania, and Hong Kong have made him the most acclaimed travel writer of our time. Dark Star Safari chronicles a rail journey the entire length of Africa. His most recent book is Blinding Light, a novel. He lives in Cape Cod and Hawaii, where he sells his own brand of honey.

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Paul Theroux's Ultimate African Safari

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux first went to Africa as a 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the continent never left him. In The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari, he tells what it was like to return, after 50 years on the road, to explore the little-traveled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself.

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Paul Theroux's Narrow Escape

Friday, June 08, 2012

Writer Paul Theroux has visited most of the countries on Earth, traveling in a slow, observant way most of us never do. And his novels are often about people more or less like him: people who go somewhere alien and maybe find out who they are. In his new novel, The Lower River ...

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Animal Minds

Monday, January 11, 2010

Communicating across species -- from bringing pets to church, to a rescued whale that may have found a way to say thanks.

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London to Tokyo by Train

Friday, October 03, 2008

In 1975, Paul Theroux traveled by train from London to Tokyo and then back home again. Recently, he made the 28,000-mile trip again. He writes about retracing his steps in a new book, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star.

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Memory

Friday, October 03, 2008

An estimated 27 million people worldwide are afflicted with Alzheimer's. On Please Explain – find out what Alzheimer's is all about, and whether there are ways to prevent it or slow its progress. Also: a look at what the Savings & Loan crisis can teach us about our ...

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Envy, Beefs, Doctorow

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with writer Paul Theroux about the fierce rivalries that motivate artists to their best — and their worst. Theroux tells why his long friendship with V.S. Naipaul fell apart. We’ll hear a battle of the bands like we’ve never heard before, and watch the heroes of Hong ...

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Special Guest: Paul Theroux

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer Paul Theroux look at artistic rivalries and how competition works its way through our culture.

Paul Theroux has written fiction and nonfiction for more than 35 years. His books on Patagonia, Oceania, and Hong Kong have made him the most acclaimed travel writer of ...

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Envy, Upstage, Doppelganger

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer Paul Theroux  talk about the fierce rivalries that motivate artists to be their best — and their worst. The heroes of Hong Kong action films put up their dukes, and hip hop artists pair off for battle. Plus, a look at what happens when the US ...

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