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Bookworm

By KCRW, Michael Silverblatt

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Description

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.

Terrific, just terrific

If you like books, reading, literature, or criticism, this is simply the best interview show on the planet. Michael Silverblatt is not only a splendid host, he is an insightful critic as well. He has carefully read not just the book in question, but usually the author's entire output. He is a sensitive, respectful reader and it's a delight to hear him interact with the authors. The authors in turn are delighted to enter into a dialogue with a reader so knowledgable. But beware--you're likely to begin buying the books so you can partake in all the fun.

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