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Paul Theroux

USA flag (b.1941)
Father of Marcel Theroux, brother of Alexander Theroux

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1941. His novels include Waldo, Picture Palace, the Mosquito Coast and Kowloon Tong. Paul Theroux has also published numerous travel books, including the Old Patagonia Express.

Genres: Literary Fiction

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Short stories
Dengue Fever (1975)

Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1978) : Picture Palace
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1981) : The Mosquito Coast

Paul Theroux recommends
The Bride of the Wilderness (1988)
Charles McCarry
"A vastly enjoyable novel. McCarry has the gift for making the distant past live."
Still Born (2022)
Guadalupe Nettel
"I love the work of Guadalupe Nettel, one of Mexico's greatest living writers. Her fiction is brilliant and original, always suffused with sensuality and strange science."

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