Friday, February 10, 2012

Lemony Snicket "Autobiography" due out in October

By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY

More than five years after the end of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which sold more than 60 million copies, Lemony Snicket (the pen name for Daniel Handler) is writing a new series for kids. Who Could That Be at This Hour?, to be released Oct. 23, is the first in a four-volume series, "All the Wrong Questions," to be published by Little Brown.

It will be illustrated by Seth, pen name for cartoonist Gregory Gallant (Palookaville). Little Brown says the first printing will be 1 million copies. The series imagines Snicket's childhood in what the publisher describes as a "fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted," and chronicles his experiences as "an apprentice in an organization nobody knows about." Snicket himself warns: "These books are questionable and contain questions. I, for one, question why anyone would be interested in reading them."

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