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SpouseFenia Clizer, Connie Lyford
MarkTends to kill off characters in his novels in very creative ways
FactWears a fishing hat and noise-suppression earmuffs while writing.

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His father was a journalist and his mother was a schoolteacher. He has two brothers, one of whom is also a journalist. Hiaasen graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.

He began his career as a reporter for the Miami Herald, where he worked for more than 25 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for his investigative reporting on the murder of a young woman by a wealthy man who had hired her as a prostitute.

Hiaasen is also the author of several bestselling novels, including Tourist Season, Skinny Dip, and Bad Monkey. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Hiaasen is married to his second wife, Fenia Clizer, and they have two children. He also has three grown children from his first marriage.

In addition to his writing and journalism, Hiaasen is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. He has served on the board of directors of the Florida Wildlife Federation for more than 20 years.

General Info

Full NameCarl Hiaasen
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Journalist, Columnist
EducationEmory University, University of Florida


SpouseFenia Clizer, Connie Lyford
ChildrenQuinn Hiaasen, Scott Andrew
ParentsPatricia Moran Hiaasen, Kermit Odel Hiaasen
SiblingsBarbara Hiaasen, Judith Hiaasen Cowan, Rob Hiaasen


AwardsJohn Newbery Medal, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Dilys Award, Agatha Award for Best Children/Young Adult Fiction, Anthony Awards for Booksellers Award
NominationsEdgar Award for Best Juvenile, Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children's, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
MoviesHoot, Striptease

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#Marks / Signs
1Tends to kill off characters in his novels in very creative ways


1Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it.


1Wears a fishing hat and noise-suppression earmuffs while writing.
2His stepson was one of the first people to read Christopher Paolini's novel Eragon, and brought it to the attention of Random House, which inspired them to republish the novel and place it into wide circulation.
3His last name is pronounced HI-uh-suhn.
4Hiaasen grew up in Plantation, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale that was, at the time, the westernmost fringe of civilization in south Florida, literally on the edge of the Everglades. As he watched Florida being settled by thousands of newcomers every year and watched his beloved background turn into asphalt, he began to write furious diatribes about the destruction of the Florida wilderness. Hiaasen based his popular fictional character, Clinton "Skink" Tyree, on his boyhood friend Clyde Ingalls, who committed suicide at the age of 17, partly in grief about the devastation of his homeland.
5For most of his adult life, he lived in a stilt house in the Florida Keys. Rather than drive to the Miami Herald building in Miami, he communicates with Herald headquarters by phone, fax, and modem.





Hoot2006Muckle's Assistant




The Wrecker Kings2017Short thanks post-production


20/202016TV Series documentaryHimself - Author, Lucky You (segment "The Vultures")
Texas Monthly Talks2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Humorist (segment "Carl Hiaasen")
Great Writers, Great Cities2001TV SeriesHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHimself
The Media Show1988TV SeriesHimself
In Search of...1978TV Series documentaryHimself

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60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Novelist (segment "Carl Hiaasen")

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