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

In the Netflix era, the author of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is old-fashioned enough to love index cards and continue to write on notebooks and legal pads.

February 06, 2019 06:48 pm | Updated 08:46 pm IST

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”


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