Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen








Carl Hiaasen
Growing Up Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, and was a voracious reader as a child. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the young age of six, when he received his first typewriter and began typing newsletters for his friends. After working as a newspaper reporter and columnist, Carl started writing novels for adults in the early 1980s.

Four years ago, Carl wrote his first novel for children, HOOT, which was awarded the Newbery Honor Medal, and he recently came out with another children's book, Flush. Learn more about the author in Carl Hiaasen's biography.