Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, etc.
Her first 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 2016. Meathooked has been translated into Polish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and simplified Chinese.
Her second book, a Globe and Mail bestseller, "Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100" was published in June 2020 by Penguin Random House in the US/Canada and by Little, Brown in the UK. It was endorsed by Dan Buetner, (author "Blue Zones"), Emeran Mayer ("Mind-Gut Connection"), Shawn Anchor ("Big Potential"), among others. It's a research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will keep us living longer than any fitness tracker or superfood. Adam Grant wrote about Growing Young: "If you care about the length and quality of your life but can’t stomach yet another diet or workout routine, this book is for you.” Marta has also contributed a chapter to the recently published The Reducetarian Solution alongside Mark Bittman, Michael Shermer, and Peter Singer.
Marta’s articles and books have been turned into TV programs in the US, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany and Poland, and reprinted around the globe from Oman and Dubai to Australia and Singapore. She has been interviewed by dozens of radio stations in North America and across Europe, including the UK. She has given a TEDx talk at Bocconi University, Milan, and has been featured as an expert in several documentary films.
She has visited over 80 countries around the world and lived in six of them. She has reported from Rwanda, DR Congo, Nicaragua, India, Togo, Cameroon, and many other places.
She lives in a tiny French village with her husband and daughter.