Adrienne Brodeur

Zoetrope All-story founder and editor Adrienne Brodeur answers the five questions, with a little help from her friends.

DOB: 15 October, 1965

What do you do:
I’m the editor of the fiction magazine Zoetrope: All-Story.

Favorite Books:
Anna Karenina, Heart of Darkness, The Lover, The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Charlotte’s Web, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Great Gatsby, The Wrecking Yard, A Good Man is Hard to Find … I could go on and on and on and on.

My friends!

What makes you laugh:
Little kids—preferably under five—playing any team sport (soccer being the most entertaining with regards to the landing-on-the-butt factor); dogs when they know they’ve done something wrong; when bad things happen to bad people; my friends.

Charity worth giving to:
Any starving artist or writer.

Five words that sound good:
Peccadillo, audacious, sarsaparilla, onomatopoeia, weimaraner.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin