Contributor biographical information for Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents / Paul Theroux ; with a new afterword by the author.

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Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo in 1967. 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 Old Patagonian Express, and Fresh Air Fiend. The Mosquito Coast and Dr. Slaughter have both been made into successful films. 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Theroux, Paul -- Friends and associates.
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932- -- Friends and associates.
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932- -- Influence.
Authors, Trinidadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Travel writing.