Lemony Snicket has been on the shelf (figuratively speaking) for too long, as author Daniel Handler took a break from the wildly popular, 13-book A Series of Unfortunate Events series. So it's good news to hear that Snicket -- and Handler (a fellow alum of Wesleyan University) -- are back.
Publishers Weekly noted today that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will begin a four-book series by Snicket on October 23, with the release of “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” It's described as the first in the “autobiographical” All the Wrong Questions series, which will explore Snicket’s youth. The announced printing is a monstrous one million copies.
While the publisher was thrilled about the series, PW reported that Snicket was, characteristcally, less impressed. His remark, according to a statement: “These books are questionable and contain questions. I, for one, question why anyone would be interested in reading them.”
If you want to get news on the new series, check out LSATWQ.com, which features the comically cryptic intro: Who are you?
Why are you here?
What are yo looking for?
Does this have anything to do with Lemony Snicket?
These are all the wrong questions.