Lemony Snicket Biography

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Daniel Handler, born in San Francisco, California, in 1970, is the creator and alter-ego of Lemony Snicket, the mysterious "author" and narrator of the series recounting the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire orphans. The wildly imaginative Handler was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in a quiet neighborhood. His father is an accountant and his mother is a college dean. He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he graduated in 1992. In 1990, Handler won an Academy of American Poets prize, and two years later received an Olin Fellowship that allowed him to write his first novel for adults, The Basic Eight (2000), a story of a satanic cult and murder. Handler also worked for two years as a comedy writer for "The House of Blues Radio Hour," a syndicated radio show in San Francisco, and has written freelance articles for Newsday and the Village Voice in New York...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
A Series of Unfortunate Events from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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