This Group is a place to discuss Paul Theroux, his books, adventures and the
Bio: Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 one
of seven children and published his first novel, Waldo in 1967. In the
early sixties he joined the Peace Corps. His subsequent novels include
The Family Arsenal, Picture Palace, The Mosquito Coast, O-Zone, Millroy
the Magician, My Secret History, My Other Life, and Kowloon Tong. His highly
acclaimed travel books include Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway
Bazaar, The Pillars of Hercules, The Old Patagonian Express, and Fresh
Air Fiend. The Mosquito Coast
(1986) , Dr. Slaughter (1986)
, Chinese Box (1997) and
Saint Jack (1979) have both
been made into successful films. He Wrote the Novel for the London
Embassy Mini-Series He was the guest editor of The Best American Travel
Writing (Houghton Mifflin, October 2001). Theroux is a frequent contributer
to magazines including Talk and Men's Journal. He divides his time between
Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands, where he is a professional beekeeper.
- Mar 19, 2002
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