Paul Theroux knows his way around the world. In masterful travel books like The Great Railway Bazaar, The Mosquito Coast, and Dark Star Safari, he transports readers to far-flung places with vivid prose. His new novel, The Lower River, recounts a man’s ill-fated return to Malawi long after he first experienced the place as a Peace Corps volunteer. (Paul himself served there in the 60s.) He tells us about a one-time escape from Africa, then addresses listener questions about travel secrets…and epizeuxsis?!
Does Paul Theroux’s voice sound familiar? He joined us again recently to talk about his even newer book, The Last Train to Zona Verde. If you missed that episode, feel free to listen here.