Paul Theroux is considered the writer who virtually invented the modern travel narrative.
Now he returns 30 years later to the changed landscape of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Siberia- ALOUD
Tom Curwen is staff writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times. He was editor of the Outdoors section, a writer for the features section and deputy editor of the Book Review.
He has been honored by the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors for three pieces he did for Outdoors on caving with nature writer, Barbara Hurd, on Alaskan bush pilots and the annual migration of sand hill cranes to the Bosque del Apache.
He has a master's degree in Creative Writing from USC and was a recipient of a 1991 Academy of American Poets prize. In 2002, he received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for mental health journalism.
Paul Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar, a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin.
Although perhaps best known as a travel writer, Theroux has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast.