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Marcel Raymond Theroux (born June 13, 1968) is a British novelist and broadcaster. He wrote The Stranger in The Earth and a paper chase for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2002. His third novel, A Blow to the Heart, was published by Faber in 2006. His fourth, Far North was published in June 2009. He worked in television news in New York and Boston.

He is the older son of the American travel writer and novelist, Paul Theroux. His younger brother, Louis Theroux, is a journalist and television presenter.

Born in Kampala, Uganda, Theroux was brought up in Wandsworth, London. After attending a state primary school he boarded at Westminster School. He went on to study English at Clare College of the University of Cambridge and international relations at Yale University. Currently he lives in London and is married. His French last name originates from the region around Sarthe and Yonne in France. It is quite common in Francophone countries and is originally spelled Théroux. His paternal grandfather was French Canadian.

In 2004 he presented The End of the World as We Know It part of the War on Terra television series about climate change on Channel 4, for which he was chosen as presenter precisely because he initially knew nothing about the subject. He even had a preconception about environmentalists being spoilsports opposed to progress. But during his research he became convinced that we face a global problem, on a scale so serious that an expansion of nuclear energy is probably the best solution (choosing the lesser evil). He reached this conclusion partly via the subjects of several interviews, amongst them Gerhard Bertz of insurance agency Munich Re, who indicated that in the past 20 years payments for natural disasters have increased by 500 percent. During another, with Royal Dutch Shell chairman Lord Ron Oxburgh, a PR assistant intervened to curtail the conversation, apparently because Oxburgh's negative views on the consequences of current oil consumption were considered detrimental to the corporation's image.

In March 2006 Theroux presented Death of a Nation on More4, as part of the The State of Russia series. In the programme he explored the country's post-Soviet problems including population decline, the growing AIDS epidemic and the persecution of the Meskhetian Turks. During interviews in the programme he spoke simple Russian.

On 28 September 2008 he presented Oligart: The Great Russian Art Boom on Channel 4 about how Russia's rich are keeping Russia's art history alive by buying, and exhibiting domestic art.

In March 2009, Faber and Faber published Far North, a future epic set in the Siberian taiga.

On 16 March 2009, Marcel Theroux presented 'In Search of Wabi-sabi' on BBC Four as part of the channel's 'Hidden Japan' season of programming. Marcel travelled throughout Japan trying to understand the aesthetic tastes of Japan and its people.
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Total Books: 33
The Sorcerer of Pyongyang A Novel
2023 - The Sorcerer of Pyongyang a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781668002674
ISBN-10: 1668002671
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Strange Bodies
2015 - Strange Bodies (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250062260
ISBN-10: 1250062268
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Strange Bodies A Novel
2014 - Strange Bodies a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374270650
ISBN-10: 0374270651
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Jeu de pistes
2013 - Jeu De Pistes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264054562
ISBN-10: 2264054565

Weit im Norden
2011 - Weit Im Norden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453528468
ISBN-10: 3453528468

Far North
2010 - Far North (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312429720
ISBN-10: 031242972X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Far North A Novel
2009 - Far North a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374153533
ISBN-10: 0374153531
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

A Blow to the Heart
2007 - A Blow to the Heart [Ulverscroft Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846178658
ISBN-10: 1846178657

What's the Verdict You're the Judge in 90 Tricky Courtroom Quizzes
Wacky Laws Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes
2004 - Wacky Laws Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781402716706
ISBN-10: 1402716702
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Law, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Paperchase
2002 - The Paperchase (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780349114989
ISBN-10: 0349114986
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes
2002 - The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780156007436
ISBN-10: 0156007436
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Wer war Patrick March
2002 - Wer War Patrick March (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783406487002
ISBN-10: 3406487009

The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes A Paper Chase
2001 - The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes a Paper Chase (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780151006472
ISBN-10: 0151006474
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

A Stranger in the Earth
2001 - A Stranger in the Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156011952
ISBN-10: 0156011956
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Stranger in the Earth
1998 - Stranger in the Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297819899
ISBN-10: 0297819895
Genre: Literature & Fiction