To the uninitiated, his name may sound more like dessert than good reading; but Lemony Snicket (known to communicate through emissary Daniel Handler, shown here) is a star author to readers who are hooked on his gloomy A Series of Unfortunate Events books. You never know what will happen to those poor Baudelaire orphans next -- only that whatever it is, it's going to be a head-shaking shame.
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Also Known As:
In some parts, people get to know him through his handler, Daniel Handler.
Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth:
February 28, 1970
Place of Birth:
Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.
Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Daniel Handler won the Academy of American Poets Prize (1992), Wesleyan University's Olin Fellowship (1992-1993), and accepted the Quill Award for The Penultimate Peril (2006) for Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket's official web site
|Telling it Like it Is...|
|Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid|
Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. Unfortunately, this book will not help. Instead, this book of wit and wisdom offers a selection of alarming but inescapable truths from the work of Lemony Snicket, along with selections from his unpublished papers and remarks he has made at dinner parties and anarchist riots. A collection of wise and alarming "Snicketisms" -- this is the best gift book for anyone ready to know the bitter truth.
Check out our Series of Unfortunate Events collection
|The Miserable Movie|
|This frighteningly fun 2004 film adaptation of three Snicket books (The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window) stars Jim Carrey as the despicable Count Olaf, hamming it up as he schemes to deprive the Baudelaire orphans of their parents’ fortune.|
|A Nasty Little Notebook||Novels by Daniel Handler|
|The Notorious Notations: A Blank Journal|
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
"Like most fugitives who have vowed to investigate the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, I have always found a blank book to be invaluable in my research," Snicket explains to his fans when describing The Notorious Notations. "Almost every page in this book includes shocking illustrations and unsettling quotations from A Series of Unfortunate Events. In their dark company, even the most harmless notations will become notorious, a word which here means 'commonly and sadly perceived to be of shadowy and somewhat sinister importance, such as my own work on the Baudelaire case, from which you should distance yourself immediately and permanently.'"
Snicket representative Daniel Handler returns to adult fiction writing with this collection of interconnected stories about love, lust, and the inevitable miseries they bring. Each vignette features an adverb for a title, and is focused on young men and women negotiating the perilous landscape of of love. Other novels from Handler include:
|Photo by Meredith Heuer||