LEMONY SNICKET Biography - Writers


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LEMONY SNICKET was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family                   
has roots in a part of the country that is now under water, and his childhood was spent in the relative         
splendor of the Snicket Villa, which has since become a factory, a fortress, and a pharmacy, and is now, alas, 
someone elseís villa. To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicketís hometown would not appear to be filled with           
secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before.                                                                 
There was a scandal, of course and the aftermath was swift, brutal, and inaccurately reported in the           
periodicals of the day. It is true, however, that Mr. Snicket was stripped of several awards by the reigning   
authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon, and First                                           
Runner-Up. The High Council reached a convenient, if questionable,                                             
verdict and Mr. Snicket found himself in exile.                                                                 
Though his formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, he                                               
has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire                                     
orphans. This project, being published serially by HarperCollins, takes                                         
him to the scenes of numerous crimes, often during the off-season.                                             
Eternally pursued and insatiably inquisitive, a hermit and a nomad, Mr.                                         
Snicket wishes you nothing but the best.