Writer Daniel Handler on this archive edition of Fresh Air
. Daniel Handler is the author (under the name Lemony Snicket) of the children's books A Series of Unfortunate Events
featuring the orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. In each of the eight books so far, the orphans face increasing misfortune, from being pursued 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
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. (Original Broadcast Date: December 10, 2001)
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