Marcel Theroux is a writer and broadcaster. He has published six novels to critical acclaim. His second novel, The Paperchase, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His fourth novel, Far North, was a finalist for the U.S. National Book Award, the Arthur C Clarke Award, and was awarded the Prix de l’Inaperçu. Far North has been translated into German, Dutch, and French, and a Japanese translation by the celebrated novelist Haruki Murakami was published in April 2012. His most recent novel, The Sorcerer of Pyongyang, was published in 2022. In addition to his books, Theroux has written a number of original screenplays and written and presented more than a dozen documentaries. He is a regular presenter of Unreported World on Channel 4.