Paul Theroux (b. 1941) attended the University of Massachusetts then trained for the Peace Corps at Syracuse University. He was sent to Italy, then to Malawi. He was thrown out of the Peace Corps but remained in Africa, teaching in Uganda. Since then, he has traveled frequently, but now divides his time between Cape Cod and Hawaii. Other works include PIcture Palace, Mosquito Coast, Fong and the Indians, and Jungle Lovers.