The conversation that took place on January 12 between American author Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket and Rosella Stephen, Associate Editor, The Hindu , during The Hindu Lit for Life, 2019, revealed several interesting nuggets. For instance, that he collects words and phrases — “Did you know mystery and museum are linked?”
For the full conversation, listen in on them by clicking play on the podcast above .
Handler has written a number of children’s books but is best known as the author and narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events . The 13-part series traces the mysterious life of the Baudelaire siblings who face dark challenges after the death of their parents.
“You never love a book the way you love a book when you are 10”
“To write anything good, one must write several terrible sentences”
“I think literature is a means by which we may ask questions”
“In general it's good for authors to not challenge readers when they say they have read your book”