595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

aka Lemony Snicket; Author, Adverbs and "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

In conversation with ANDREW SEAN GREER


Handler has returned to adult fiction with Adverbs, and the qualities that draw millions to Lemony Snicket-absurdity, wicked humor and a love of wordplay-get adulterated in this exploration of love's cross-purposes. Best known for his bestselling sequence of books for children, known collectively as "A Series of Unfortunate Events," he has worked intermittently and inexplicably in film and journalism and has been commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony for a piece in collaboration with composer Nathaniel Stookey. This adjunct accordionist for the pop group the Magnetic Fields will discuss his new novel with fellow Bay Area novelist Andrew Sean Greer.

Important note: This conversation may contain frank discussion of adult material and is not suitable for children.

6:00 p.m., Registration | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m., Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and book signing | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $20 for Non-members

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Added by ngrant on June 20, 2006

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