Lemony Snicket

fictional character in books by the American author Daniel Handler and the pen name of himself

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of the author who wrote the books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. Lemony Snicket's real name is Daniel Handler.

Snicket as a character


About once per book, Snicket provides the reader with glimpses of his life. He says that he:

  • plays the accordion very badly
  • was chased by an angry mob
  • had an unhappy love affair with a woman called Beatrice, who even wrote a book (200 pages) explaining why it was impossible for her to marry him
  • attended a costume ball dressed as a bullfighter, to gain access to his beloved Beatrice, who was dressed as a dragonfly

He also dedicated his life to the Baudelaire orphans story.