Writer Daniel Handler

Writer Daniel Handler is the author (under the name Lemony Snicket) of the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events featuring the orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baldelaire. In each of the eight books so far, the orphans face increasing misfortune, from being persued by an evil Count out to get their inheritance, to undergoing unnecessary surgery. Handler's books are filled with literary references and in-jokes that only adults would get. When The Hostile Hospital (Harper Collins) his latest book in the series debuted, it knocked the newest Harry Potter book off the top of The New York Times children's best seller list.

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