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Texas Matters: Paul Theroux And A Journey Into Mexico

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Paul Theroux is a novelist and also internationally renowned for his many books about travel.  He has spent more than 50 years traveling the globe to chronicle the lives of people in distant lands.  This time, he turns his eye on Mexico. 

Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books.  His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern StarDark Star Safari and Deep South.  His latest work is On the Plain of Snakes: A  Mexican Journey

Theroux journeys along the U.S.-Mexico border and into the rural interior of the country.  He drives a car the entire length of the border and into cities and rural landscapes, recording the stories of the places he enters and the people he meets. 

Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides spoke to Paul Theroux and brings us this interview.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi