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“Just about everybody else in this book is white”: Daniel Handler and the race questions the New York Times won’t ask — salon.com

Daniel Handler has had a couple of months to let the heat die down from the ill-conceived racist jokes he made while hosting the National Book Award ceremony in November. Fellow authors and book lovers took the “Lemony Snicket” series author to task for, among other comments, joking about Jacqueline Woodson’s watermelon allergy as she won the medal for her autobiographical young adult novel in verse “Brown Girl Dreaming.”

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