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Marta Acosta

Marta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. She is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Newspapers. Her debut novel, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, was a Book Sense Pick.
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Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire my husband for his ability to go into a fugue state when I begin to speak.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. My words and I frequently do.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. They change all the time, but: TV on the Radio "Wolf Like Me," Dandy Warhols' "Mis Amigos," A.R. Rahman's "Chaiyya Chaiyya." Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," and Aretha Franklin's "Say a Little Prayer."

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sense of humor, intelligence, and understanding the importance of cars with cup holders.

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