Michael Silverblatt is the host of "Bookworm" the country's premier literary talk-show. As host and guiding spirit of the half-hour radio show, Silverblatt introduces listeners to new and emerging authors along with writers of renown. A New York native, Silverblatt graduated from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s where he worked in motion picture public relations and script development. He created "Bookworm" for KCRW-FM in 1989.