“A writer tends to notice things that other people do not notice. And they are noticing so they can write about it.” – Paul Theroux
In this episode of Deviate, Paul Theroux and Rolf discuss their travels through Mexico and magical realism (4:30); teaching as a way to get to know a country and the importance of reading (20:00); and Paul’s experience traveling along the US-Mexico border and geo-political complexities between the two countries (29:00).
Paul Theroux (@PaulTheroux_
) is a pioneer of travel writing and author of many highly acclaimed books, including The Great Railway Bazaar
and The Tao of Travel
. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian. In 2015, Paul Theroux was awarded a Royal Medal from the Royal Geographical Society
– an award, approved by the Queen, which is the highest award attainable for a traveler. His latest book, On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey
, was released last month. He last talked with Rolf on Deviate Episode 31, “Paul Theroux on the art of listening, and the nece…
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