Jewish Lit Live! 2015 Welcomes Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler

George Washington University’s Department of English and Jewish Lit Live (JLL) proudly present a reading by Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

The event will take place on the 7th floor of the Elliot School at George Washington University at 1957 E St NW 7:00 – 8:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public. First come- first serve seating.

Daniel Handler’s next novel for adults is the highly-anticipated We Are Pirates, which Bloomsbury will publish in February 2015. Neil Gaiman says it is, “Honest and funny, dark and painful. We Are Pirates reads like the result of a nightmarish mating experiment between Joseph Heller and Captain Jack Sparrow. It’s the strangest, most brilliant offering yet from the mind behind Lemony Snicket.”

Daniel Handler is also the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and, with Maira Kalman, Why We Broke Up, which won the Michael J. Printz Honor. He also worked with Kalman on the book Girls Standing on Lawns and Hurry Up and Wait (May 2015).

As Lemony Snicket, he has written the best-selling series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies, was the basis of a feature film starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, with Jude Law as Lemony Snicket. In 2014, Netflix acquired rights to produce an original series based on A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Jewish Lit Live hosts rising and renowned Jewish American writers to speak with the GW and literary community. Guest speakers have included emerging leaders, National Humanities Award Recipients, international bestsellers, and UN-Award Winning Writers, e.g. Michael Chabon, E.L. Doctorow, Nicole Krauss, & Erica Jong.

Jewish Literature Live is made possible by the generous support of David Bruce Smith, BA ’79, a former member of GW’s Board of Trustees and an alumnus of the English Department.

Upcoming JLL Spring 2015 Author Events:

Jean Korelitz: Tuesday, March 3 Admission Marvin Center Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Tom Beller: Thursday, March 26 J.D Salinger: The Escape Artist. Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Michelle Brafman: Thursday, April 9 Washing the Dead Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Gary Shteyngart: Thursday, April 23 Little Failure Jack Morton Auditorium 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Jewish Lit Live Spring 2015 Schedule >>

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