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Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Paul Edward Theroux. He is known for his work on The Mosquito Coast (1986), Saint Jack (1979) and Chinese Box (1997). He has been married to Sheila Donnelly since November 18, 1995. He was previously married to Anne Castle. See full bio »

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The Mosquito Coast
Saint Jack
Saint Jack Writer
Chinese Box
Chinese Box Writer
Half Moon Street


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 1997 Chinese Box (story)
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Tomb with a View (1987) ... (novel)
- The Winfield Wallpaper (1987) ... (novel)
- The Man on the Clapham Omnibus (1987) ... (novel)
- Charlie Hogle's Earring (1987) ... (novel)
- The Honorary Siberian (1987) ... (novel)
 1986 Christmas Snow (TV Movie) (story "London Snow")
 1986 The Mosquito Coast (novel)
 1986 Half Moon Street (novel "Doctor Slaughter")
 1979 Saint Jack (based on the novel by) / (screenplay)
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  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (project advisor - 1 episode, 2012) (advisor - 1 episode, 2009)
- Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2012) ... (project advisor)
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 2015 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series documentary)
- Hawaii (2015) ... Himself
 2013 Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene (Documentary)
 2011 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 May 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2001 Breakfast with Frost (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 April 2001 (2001) ... Himself
 1997 Politically Incorrect (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 May 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1989 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Blackpool Wakes (1989) ... Himself
 1982 Friday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #6.6 (1982) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Article, "Georges Simenon, the Existential Hack," Published in "The Times Literary Supplement," 12 March 2008. See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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That's how right-winged people talk: me, me, me. Next you'll be ranting about the purity of the race. See more »


Former US Peace Corps Volunteer in Nyasaland (now Malawi), 1963; stayed on in Africa to teach college. See more »

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