Carl Hiaasen

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Carl Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl and Bad Monkey. Hiaasen has also written two nonfiction books, Team Rodent and The Downhill Lie. Together, his books have been published in 34 languages, which is 33 more than he can 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 has received numerous honors, including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. One of Hiaasen’s most well-known novels, Strip Tease, was turned into a major motion picture starring Demi Moore. Hiaasen’s books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor-winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink–No Surrender. In Squirm (Knopf Books for Young Readers0, Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what’s really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.