Daniel Handler

is the author of seven novels, including Bottle Grove, which is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Publishing in the United States in August 2019 and in the United Kingdom in November 2019. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for numerous books for children, including Swarm of Bees, illustrated by Rilla Alexander. His books have sold more than 70 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages, and have been adapted for screen and stage. The first season of Netflix“s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, for which he served as Executive Producer and Writer, won a 2018 Peabody Award for its “lively excellence, strange silliness, and compelling storytelling,” and the teleplay won a 2019 Writers Guild Award. He lives in San Francisco with the illustrator Lisa Brown, to whom he is married and with whom he has collaborated on several books, and one son.


  • September 3 at Booksmith in San Francisco, following the Silent Reading Party
  • September 5 at City Lights in San Francisco, with John McMurtrie
  • September 6 at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma, CA, with John Vanderslice
  • September 12 at Books Inc. in Berkeley, CA, with Kathy Wang
  • September 14 at Babylon Salon in San Francisco, with Jenny Odell
  • September 18 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, with Andrew Sean Greer
  • September 19 at Intellectual Semicircle in San Francisco
  • September 23 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA, with Sarah Ladipo Manyika
  • September 26 at Rakestraw Books in Danville, CA, with Matthew Zapruder
  • October 2 at Lethbridge Public Library in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • October 18 at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA, with Nic Stone
  • October 22 at powerHouse in Brooklyn, NY
  • October 23 at Thompson Brooke's Pour Writers guest bartending series in Brooklyn, NY
  • October 24 at A Public Space Academy in Brooklyn, NY
  • November 9 at Camarillo Public Library in Camarillo, CA