Michael Silverblatt and Literary Carnivores

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gf131109pow.jpg This week, Michael Silverblattthe host of Bookworm on KCRW, dissects a book from Chinese author Mo Yan. He's the 2012 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, and author of Pow!, a novel that explores the life of a carnivorous boy obsessed with meat. In some ways it's reminiscent of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle in its commentary on meat consumption, industry and corruption. Mo Yan has written about food in many of his other works as well, including Red Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, and The Republic of Wine.