Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDaniel Handler
IN THE NEWS

Daniel Handler

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2010
Daniel Handler is perhaps better known for his pen name, Lemony Snicket, and his bestselling volumes of children's books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events." But another Lemony Snicket creation, illustrated by Handler's wife, Lisa Brown, has been selected for display as part of a museum exhibition; "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" is part of the Skirball Cultural Center show "Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books," on view through Aug. 1. How did "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" come about?
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
As he has done so often in print under his pseudonym, Lemony Snicket, the writer Daniel Handler ("A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "All the Wrong Questions") doled out sage life advice to fans of all ages Sunday during a chat with fellow author Ransom Riggs ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children") at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. After telling a story about meeting in a bar with the agent who would agree to represent the gothic "Series," Handler reminded himself that there were probably children present.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Joy Press
Daniel Handler dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books before  appearing  live with children's book illustrator Jon Klassen, collaborator on the new children's book "The Dark. " Handler has written fiction aimed at adults, but he is best known to the under-18 set as Lemony Snicket, author of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and more recently, "Who Could It Be at This Hour?" He sat down with L.A. Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg to discuss a series of miscellaneous topics, including what he is reading this month ("I only read poetry in April")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will  participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 150,000 attendees. The 2014 Festival of Books will be held April 12 and 13. On stages, in theaters and in classrooms, authors and others engage in discussions about books with one another and audiences, followed by book signings.
BOOKS
April 2, 2006 | Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind's reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
BECAUSE the publisher of Daniel Handler's new book is marketing it as a novel when it bears only the subtlest resemblances to conventional fiction, I'm guessing that "Adverbs" might be causing some confusion for prospective book reviewers. How to summarize the action in a novel that conspicuously lacks a plot? How to analyze characters who proudly broadcast their own insubstantiality, are sometimes interchangeable and disappear randomly from the narrative? What exactly is going on in this book?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Why We Broke Up A Novel Daniel Handler, with illustrations by Maira Kalman Little, Brown: 354 pp., $19.99, ages 15 and older Most of us have been there, experiencing the unprecedented high of a first love followed by the debilitating low when it crumbles. But few of these tragic trajectories have been written about as poignantly as in "Why We Broke Up. " The young-adult debut from Daniel Handler, a bestselling author better known as Lemony Snicket, is an illustrated novel that is its own series of unfortunate events, chronicling a brief but intense teen relationship gone wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
As he has done so often in print under his pseudonym, Lemony Snicket, the writer Daniel Handler ("A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "All the Wrong Questions") doled out sage life advice to fans of all ages Sunday during a chat with fellow author Ransom Riggs ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children") at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. After telling a story about meeting in a bar with the agent who would agree to represent the gothic "Series," Handler reminded himself that there were probably children present.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe in Orange County will close it doors at the end of May. Owner Alexandra Uhl promises that the children's bookstore will reopen elsewhere in Irvine in the coming months -- but in a smaller location, with fewer hours. In an email to customers Monday, Uhl wrote, "I'm ready to pass on the bittersweet announcement that the store will be closing at the current location at the end of May, and re-opening on a reduced schedule in a new Irvine location during the summer.
NEWS
October 7, 2004 | Robert Abele, Times Staff Writer
A novelist friend of Daniel Handler -- author of the macabre children's book series "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- told him once that every good story boils down to somebody losing something. "I never know if I agree with that," said Handler, "but there's something intriguing to me about a character who has the rug yanked out from under him or her."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will  participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 150,000 attendees. The 2014 Festival of Books will be held April 12 and 13. On stages, in theaters and in classrooms, authors and others engage in discussions about books with one another and audiences, followed by book signings.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe in Orange County will close it doors at the end of May. Owner Alexandra Uhl promises that the children's bookstore will reopen elsewhere in Irvine in the coming months -- but in a smaller location, with fewer hours. In an email to customers Monday, Uhl wrote, "I'm ready to pass on the bittersweet announcement that the store will be closing at the current location at the end of May, and re-opening on a reduced schedule in a new Irvine location during the summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Joy Press
Daniel Handler dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books before  appearing  live with children's book illustrator Jon Klassen, collaborator on the new children's book "The Dark. " Handler has written fiction aimed at adults, but he is best known to the under-18 set as Lemony Snicket, author of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and more recently, "Who Could It Be at This Hour?" He sat down with L.A. Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg to discuss a series of miscellaneous topics, including what he is reading this month ("I only read poetry in April")
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Why We Broke Up A Novel Daniel Handler, with illustrations by Maira Kalman Little, Brown: 354 pp., $19.99, ages 15 and older Most of us have been there, experiencing the unprecedented high of a first love followed by the debilitating low when it crumbles. But few of these tragic trajectories have been written about as poignantly as in "Why We Broke Up. " The young-adult debut from Daniel Handler, a bestselling author better known as Lemony Snicket, is an illustrated novel that is its own series of unfortunate events, chronicling a brief but intense teen relationship gone wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2010
Daniel Handler is perhaps better known for his pen name, Lemony Snicket, and his bestselling volumes of children's books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events." But another Lemony Snicket creation, illustrated by Handler's wife, Lisa Brown, has been selected for display as part of a museum exhibition; "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" is part of the Skirball Cultural Center show "Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books," on view through Aug. 1. How did "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" come about?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2006 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Daniel Handler -- or, as he is more commonly known, Lemony Snicket -- giggles a lot. Reached by telephone at New York's Four Seasons Hotel, he seems to be enjoying the tour for the 13th and final volume in his bestselling "A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- appropriately titled "The End." Who wouldn't?
BOOKS
April 2, 2006 | Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind's reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
BECAUSE the publisher of Daniel Handler's new book is marketing it as a novel when it bears only the subtlest resemblances to conventional fiction, I'm guessing that "Adverbs" might be causing some confusion for prospective book reviewers. How to summarize the action in a novel that conspicuously lacks a plot? How to analyze characters who proudly broadcast their own insubstantiality, are sometimes interchangeable and disappear randomly from the narrative? What exactly is going on in this book?
NEWS
September 25, 2003 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
If you are interested in reading newspaper articles with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other article. Lemony Snicket, the elusive author of the junior fiction "Series of Unfortunate Events," will not be attending his reading Friday at Vroman's Bookstore. His representative Daniel Handler will be, however.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2006 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Daniel Handler -- or, as he is more commonly known, Lemony Snicket -- giggles a lot. Reached by telephone at New York's Four Seasons Hotel, he seems to be enjoying the tour for the 13th and final volume in his bestselling "A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- appropriately titled "The End." Who wouldn't?
NEWS
October 7, 2004 | Robert Abele, Times Staff Writer
A novelist friend of Daniel Handler -- author of the macabre children's book series "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- told him once that every good story boils down to somebody losing something. "I never know if I agree with that," said Handler, "but there's something intriguing to me about a character who has the rug yanked out from under him or her."
NEWS
September 25, 2003 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
If you are interested in reading newspaper articles with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other article. Lemony Snicket, the elusive author of the junior fiction "Series of Unfortunate Events," will not be attending his reading Friday at Vroman's Bookstore. His representative Daniel Handler will be, however.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|