The American Library Association has announced the award of the the second annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity to Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Public Library in Missouri. The award, co-founded by Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket books, and “co-administered by ALA’s Governance Office and the Office for Intellectual […]
Daniel Handler, as already reported, has made public penitence for his racist gaffe at the National Book Awards presentation ceremony. Jacqueline Woodson. subject of the gaffe, has now gone on record in the New York Times Opinion column to give her account of “The Pain of the Watermelon Joke.” Her statements on her friendship with Daniel Handler […]
As timely as could be after the Daniel Handler debacle at the National Book Awards 2014, grand dame of American letters Toni Morrison spoke out on the issue of race on the Colbert Report in terms that ought to help lay the whole issue to rest, for those who have ears to hear. Asked by […]
Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, turned what should have been a respectful, respectable, but otherwise fairly routine presentation ceremony for the National Book Awards into a social media tempest through a more-than-off-color inadvertent quip about watermelons and Jacqueline Woodson. The National Book Foundation has already posted its own response, stating that “at the National […]
What makes a great writer? How about the forbearance and humility to stand in Washington Square on a freezing morning and give away free books to a random crowd of the reading public? Because that’s what Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) did for the National Book Foundation’s Great Book Giveaway, organized with […]
Lemony Snicket is a man who knows about fear. And he's taking over our Twitter feed this Friday to prove it.
His A Series of Unfortunate Events books were filled with deliciously dark slaughter and amusement. His ongoing series, All The Wrong Questions, is crawling with creep and cretinous creativity in the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea.
And Snicket's latest book, The Dark (illustrated by Jon Klassen, author of I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat) is about a boy named Laszlo who confronts The Dark in his own house.