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Carl Hiaasen


USA (1953 - )

Carl Hiaasen (pronounced "hiya-sun") was born and raised in south Florida, where he still lives with his family. He attended Emory University and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974.


Since 1976, Hiaasen has worked for the Miami Herald, beginning as a general assignment reporter and later joining the newspapers prize-winning investigations team. There he worked on projects exposing dangerous doctors, crooked land deals, and drug corruption in the Bahamas and the Keys. For the last twenty years, Hiaasen has written a regular column that has won numerous awards and earned him the enmity of many sleazy politicians, whove found themselves the target of his pen. Today his column appears on most Sundays in the Heralds opinion-and-editorial section.  Together Hiaasens novels have been published in 33 languages32 more than he is able to read or write. The London Observer has called him "America's finest satirical novelist," while Janet Maslin of the New York Times has compared him to Preston Sturges, Woody Allen, and S. J. Perelman.


For his journalism and commentary, Hiaasen received the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club in 20032004. Hiaasen began writing novels in the early 1980s with his good friend and distinguished journalist, the late William D. Montalbano. Together they wrote three mystery thrillersPowder Burn, Trap Line, and Death in Chinawhich borrowed heavily from their own reporting experiences.
 
Series
 

 
Mick Stranahan
1. Skin Tight (1989)
2. Skinny Dip (2004)
 
Juvenile
1. Hoot (2002)
2. Flush (2005)
3. Scat (2009)
4. Chomp (2012)
Hiaasen 4-Book Box Set (omnibus) (2013)
 
Novels


 
Omnibus

 
Picture Books
 
Series contributed to
 
Non fiction

 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (1992) : Native Tongue
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2003) : Hoot
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2005) : Flush
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Skinny Dip


Carl Hiaasen recommends

Rules of Prey (1989)
(Lucas Davenport, book 1)
John Sandford
"So chilling that you're almost afraid to turn the pages. "

Blue Truth (1991)
Cherokee Paul McDonald
"Has all the drama, balck humor, and grit of a big-city police beat."
The Ones You Do
The Ones You Do (1992)
(Rene Shade, book 3)
Daniel Woodrell
"His writing sure goes down smooth and easy..."

Done Deal (1993)
(John Deal, book 1)
Les Standiford
"All you could want in a thriller."
Kill Story
Kill Story (1995)
(Tom Bethany, book 6)
Jerome Doolittle
"Tom Bethany is the funniest thing to come down the Massachusetts Turnpike since Spenser."
House on Fire
House on Fire (1996)
Denis Hamill
"A powerfully authentic story of a family, a city and a true working-class hero. Nobody knows the territory better than Denis Hamill."

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (1997)
Don Winslow
"It has whiplash speed, deliciously sleazoid characters, and a major attitude problem. What a blast."
Speed Week
Speed Week (1999)
S V Dáte
"Good, twisted fun."
House of Corrections
House of Corrections (2000)
(Jack Flippo, book 5)
Doug J Swanson
"Detective fiction at its finest."

Shark River (2001)
(Doc Ford, book 8)
Randy Wayne White
"White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer can hope to find."

Tricky Business (2002)
Dave Barry
"One of the funniest writers alive."

Bangkok Eight (2002)
(Sonchai Jitpleecheep, book 1)
John Burdett
"One of the most startling and provocative mysteries I've read in years."
The Librarian
The Librarian (2004)
Larry Beinhart
"Okay, so he's no Woodward or Bernstein. But he's a damn sight funnier."
Lapham Rising
Lapham Rising (2006)
Roger Rosenblatt
"A satirical gem."

White Shadow (2006)
Ace Atkins
"Classic Florida noir, a great crime novel."

Kill All The Lawyers (2006)
(Solomon Vs. Lord, book 3)
Paul Levine
"Paul Levine writes some of the funniest - and most wickidly accurate - courthouse dramas you'll ever read."

The Power of Positive Idiocy (2010)
David Feherty
"David Feherty i a brilliantly deranged soul. There are passages in this book that will make you swear that Hunter Thompson is alive and well."

Breakaway (2010)
Andrea Montalbano
"Breakaway is for every soccer kid who's dreamed of taking it all the way."

Resurrection (2014)
(Brenner , book 3)
Wolf Haas
"Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book sence is long overdue."



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