Marcel Theroux
Author, 'Far North'

Marcel Theroux was born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1968. He grew up in England, studied English Literature at Cambridge University and then won a fellowship to Yale where he took an MA in International Relations with a specialisation in Soviet and East European Studies.

He has published four novels to critical acclaim. His second novel, The Paperchase, won the Somerset Maugham Award. Far North was a finalist for the U.S. National Book Ward, the Arthur C Clarke Award, and was awarded the Prix de l’Inaperçu in 2011.

His latest book is Strange Bodies.

He has written and presented more than a dozen documentaries, on subjects ranging from climate change to the Japanese aesthetic principle of wabi-sabi.

He lives in Tooting.

His website is