The Hindu Podcast | Lit for Life 2019 — In conversation with Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket

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.

Quotable quotes:

“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”


Our code of editorial values

Printable version | Jun 16, 2021 2:11:12 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/podcast/the-hindu-podcast-lit-for-life-2019-in-conversation-with-daniel-handler-aka-lemony-snicket/article26194458.ece

Next Story