Daniel Handler, born in San Francisco, California, in 1970, is the creator and alter-ego of Lemony Snicket, the mysterious "author" and narrator of the series recounting the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire orphans. The wildly imaginative Handler was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in a quiet neighborhood. His father is an accountant and his mother is a college dean. He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he graduated in 1992. In 1990, Handler won an Academy of American Poets prize, and two years later received an Olin Fellowship that allowed him to write...
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