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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: 28,000 Miles in Search of the Railway Bazaar

In conversation with Tom Curwen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Episode Summary
The writer who virtually invented the modern travel narrative returns-30 years later-to the changed landscape of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Siberia.

Participant(s) Bio
Paul Theroux began his travels after graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1963. He taught briefly in Urbino, Italy, before joining the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, and eventually ended up teaching English at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In 1971, he gave up teaching to write full time and England became his 17-year, on-again, off-again home.