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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives with his family.

A graduate of the University of Florida, at age 23 he joined The Miami Herald as a general assignment reporter and went on to work for the newspaper's weekly magazine and prize-winning investigations team. Since 1985 Hiaasen has been writing a regular column, which at one time or another has pissed off just about everybody in South Florida, including his own bosses. Somehow he has managed to remain employed, and today his column appears on most Sundays in The Herald's opinion-and-editorial section. It may be viewed online at

For his journalism and commentary, Hiaasen received the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club in 2003-2004. Hiaasen began writing novels in early 1980s with his good friend and distinguished journalist, the late William D. Montalbano. Together they wrote three mystery thrillers -- Powder Burn, Trap Line and Death in China - which borrowed heavily from their own reporting experiences. (Carl Hiaasen)