Marta Zaraska is a freelance science journalist, travel writer and ghostwriter published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the National Geographic Traveler. She is the author of two literary novels and a contributor to two travel books published by the National Geographic. Her non-fiction book, Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession With Meat, was published in 2016 by Basic Books, and chosen by the journal Nature as one of "the best science picks" in March 2016. Meathooked has been translated into Polish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and simplified Chinese. She is now working on a new book for Penguin Random House on longevity.