They both live in San Francisco. One is a native San Franciscan, the other a Lebanese-American born in Jordan. What could they possibly have in common? Come and see! From The Basic Eight to Lemony Snicket and the new We Are Pirates, Daniel Handler's books entertain young, old, and in-between. Rabih Alameddine's most recent book, An Unnecessary Woman, is a nuanced rendering of one woman’s life in the Middle East; it is a love letter to literature and its power to define who we are.
Rabih Alameddine is a Lebanese-American painter and writer. The author of four novels including "An Unsuitable Woman," and a collection of short stories, Alameddine was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. He lives in San Francisco and Beirut.
Daniel Handler is a writer of books in which you might be interested, including more recently, We Are Pirates, and Hurry Up and Wait, co-authored with Maira Kalman. His Believer column, “What the Swedes Read,” about reading one book by each Nobel Laureate, appears in each issue. This fall appears the final installment of Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions series. Its sequel, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is currently being developed by Netflix as an original series.