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By KCRW, Michael Silverblatt

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A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt. After 21 years, Bookworm has a new theme -- two, in fact! Replacing the familiar "You are a Human Animal," is "I Am A Bookworm," an original composition by the idiosyncratic rock-pop group, Sparks, At the end of the show, a second Sparks composition, "Where Would We Be Without Books." Curious? Check out the lyrics !  Bookworm listeners are invited to participate in the first ever KCRW BOOKWORM BOOK CLUB , hosted on Facebook. Click here , log in to Facebook, and locate the "Ask to Join Group" link at the top right of the facebook page!

Customer Reviews

Parade of Literary Stars and Superstars

Silverblatt often understands the books his interviewees have recently published better than the authors do themselves. He is a most perceptive reader of wide sympathies. I have profitably bought or borrowed several books based on his interviews--books about which I would have known nothing otherwise.

I Love Michael Silverblatt!!

I've listened to a lot of book reviews on podcast, and found no one who can measures up to Michael S! He's insightful, smart, witty, funny & charming! You'll be addicted to his podcast once you listen to him. Subscribe and enjoy.

Silverblatt - the MAN

I have been listening to bookworm for years and finally got to see Mr. Silverblatt work in person while he interviewed Martin Amis. Mr. Silverblatt, working without notes, went quote for quote like a literary master and matched wits with Martin on everything from Russian literature to Kingsley Amis. He really knows how to handle the authors he interviews letting them speak as much as possible. Norman Mailer called him "the most well read man in the world" - which to me means he has the respect of the very highest level literatti. All Bookworm shows are now archived and available at KCRW's website. So have fun!!