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Florida's Literary Champion: Carl Hiaasen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Awards | March 07, 2011

Florida's Literary Champion: Carl Hiaasen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Credited by many as the originator of the “Florida Noir” genre, celebrated author and Lavin speaker Carl Hiaasen has been awarded the 2011 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Hiaasen is a Florida icon, and throughout his career he has used the Sunshine States’s peculiarities as inspiration for both his novels and his non-fiction work. Below is an excerpt from The Miami Herald,  the newspaper that launched Hiaasen’s career at the age of 23 and is still home to his weekly column:

From The Miami Herald:
“With their ripped-from-the-headlines timeliness, Hiaasen’s novels are hilarious, insightful and firmly rooted in Florida,” said Janine Farver, executive director of the Florida Humanities Council, which originated the award last year.
The Lavin Agency would like to congratulate Carl Hiaasen on this huge honor.


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