Snicket, the pen name of Daniel Handler, is writing a four-volume series titled All the Wrong Questions. The series will be a highly autobiographical account of Snicket's life, per an Associated Press report.
Information about Snicket's life before he chronicled the trials of the Baudelaire orphans has been spotty until now, so this series should appease readers' curiosity. Snicket's youth, it turns out, took place in a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, according to a report in Publishers Weekly.
But whether Snicket's youth was harder than that of the doomed Baudelaire orphans remains to be seen.
The series will be published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers and the first book, Who Could That Be at This Hour?, is set for release on Oct. 23, per PW.
We are thrilled to be publishing this compelling new series by Mr. Snicket, which will at long last reveal the renowned author's mysterious past, publisher Megan Tingley said in a statement.
Snicket himself expressed doubt about the new series.
These books are questionable and contain questions, Snicket said in a statement, according to PW. I, for one, question why anyone would be interested in reading them.
Snicket's readers know that it is typical for the author to display such skepticism.
Snicket has been flying under the radar lately, although he did make a significant -- albeit discreet -- cameo during the Occupy movement.
He joined forces with Occupy Writers and wrote Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance.
His astute observations included People who say money doesn't matter are like people who say cake doesn't matter -- it's probably because they've already had a few slices, and It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.
Fans can check here for forthcoming information about the new series.