South Florida’s own novelist and journalist
Carl Hiaasen is considered one of America’s finest journalists and satirical novelists. His unique talent lies in capturing the colorful life of South Florida in all of its quirkiness and grittiness through his true, but almost unbelievable, stories. The humor in his writing rings true because of his insightful observations about human nature.
The bulk of Hiaasen’s career in journalism has been at The Miami Herald, where he has served as a regular columnist since 1985. Hiaasen’s journalism has won many awards over the years, and his work was most recently featured in a national anthology, entitled Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns.
Hiaasen has also authored many bestselling novels for both adults and children. Some of his most popular grownup titles are: Star Island, Nature Girl, Strip Tease, and Skinny Dip. Hiaasen’s four books for younger readers include the wildly popular Chomp and Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor and spent more than two years on The New York Times Best Sellers List. Hiaasen’s latest works include a novel for adults, Bad Monkey (2013), and Dance of the Reptiles (2014), a collection of Hiaasen’s best columns from The Miami Herald. And, in true Hiaasen fashion, many of the columns featured illustrate how truth is often stranger than fiction –at least in South Florida!
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