Daniel Handler

is the author of seven novels, including Bottle Grove, which is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Publishing in the United States in August 2019. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for numerous books for children, including Swarm of Bees, illustrated by Rilla Alexander, and forthcoming from Little, Brown for Young Readers in April 2019. His books have sold more than 70 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages, and have been adapted for screen and stage. His first play, Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, was produced last fall at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. 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 was nominated for a 2019 Writers Guild Award. The show's third and final season will be released on January 1, 2019. 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.