Maira Kalman & Daniel Handler
Why We Broke Up
January 26, 2012
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer known for her unique commentaries on politics and contemporary life. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and columnist for the New York Times, Kalman has also designed clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art, fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, and sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company.
Under the pen name Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler is the author of the popular series-turned-Hollywood-blockbuster, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Under his given name, he is the author of three novels: The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs. Handler has written for The New York Times, Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Chickfactor, and various anthologies.
Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler discuss their latest collaboration, the illustrated novel, Why We Broke Up, about a star crossed teenage love affair.
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