Daniel Handler is the author of the literary novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and, most recently, Adverbs. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has also written a sequence of books for children, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which have sold more than fifty-three million copies and were the basis of a film starring Jim Carrey. His intricate and witty writing style has won him numerous fans for his critically acclaimed literary work and his wildly successful children’s books.
Handler has worked intermittently in film and music, most recently in collaboration with composer Nathaniel Stookey on a piece commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, titled The Composer Is Dead (the book with CD will be released in 2008). An adjunct accordionist for the music group The Magnetic Fields, he is also now a member of the post-punk combo Danny & the Kid. He is the screenwriter of the film Rick, a revamp of the Verdi opera Rigoletto, and the film adaptation of Joel Rose’s novel Kill the Poor. He is the author of Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Biography, The Beatrice Letters, and Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid. Handler has also written for The New York Times, Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Chickfactor, and various anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2005.
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Welcome to Fictionaut. Love the Magnetic Fields, huge fan! And Lemony Snicket. And you have lived quite a life. Not that it's over or anything. Anyhow, glad you're here.
Hey Daniel...a grad student moment I'll not forget: I attended a lecture of yours at Spalding University and this kid stands up and says: "So I have this story that's about 564,000 words long....(and goes on to talk about this without asking any questions). Your response to this was memorable. You said: "Congratulations on not writing a short story." Then you immediately moved on to someone who actually had a question. Priceless. And welcome to Fictionaut.
one of the marvelous things about fictionaut for us europeans, abandoned by you guys a while back and stuck on this continent with the french, is that we find out about people like lemony snicket and david handler...welcome to the community & greetings from a snowy berlin.