Freelance science journalist and travel writer published in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the National Geographic Traveler. The author of two literary novels and a contributor to two travel books published by the National Geographic. Marta has visited over 80 countries around the world and lived in six of them. Her non-fiction book, “Meathooked: The history and science of our 2.5 million-year love affair with meat,” will be published in the spring of 2016 by Basic Books.
“Sometimes the secret is asking the right questions. By examining the positive and negative history of meat rather than vegetarianism Marta Zaraska leads us to a thoughtful and broad array of issues. Meathooked is a book people need to read.” —Mark Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt and Cod
“[A] smartly reasoned book” —Natural History
“Meathooked is a fascinating, and often surprising, exploration of the human carnivore. At every step of the way, the story of meat eating is more interesting and more complicated than you’d expect. Zaraska provides convincing, and provocative, evidence that we eat meat today for reasons that few people would imagine. It has less to do with nutrition than with culture, marketing, taste and habit. This is a book that every meat eater should read.”— Christopher Leonard, Author of The Meat Racket and Fellow at the New America Foundation