Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world's most respected writers about children's literature.
His latest book, Funny Business is a collection of thirteen fascinating interviews with well-loved writers of humorous books for children discussing an array of topics, from their sources of inspiration to the ways they began writing, from their revision processes to childhood anecdotes to the value they place on comedy in their work and lives.
Leonard S. Marcus
Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City.
In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.
Children's book author and historian Leonard S. Marcus reads an excerpt from his interview with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), the author of the children's classic A Series of Unfortunate Events.