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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.

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