Hiaasen to offer his view of America during Feb. 25 lecture

Bestselling novelist and acclaimed journalist Carl Hiaasen will offer insight into his view of America — the absurd, seedy and oddly beautiful — during a lecture Feb. 25 at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Wolfe University Center Theatre and is free and open to the public.

hiaasen190Hiaasen is a novelist, columnist and journalist. A Plantation, FL native, Hiaasen graduated from the University of Florida in 1974 with a B.A. in journalism. He has worked for the Miami Herald since 1976, covering topics such as environmentalism and government corruption. He has written more than 25 publications, including fiction, non-fiction and children’s novels. His unique style of writing, known as Hiaasenesque, combines thrilling plot lines, blunder-prone schemes, headstrong men and women, corrupt politicians and a loving nod to the natural landscapes of South Florida.

The event is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association at BBC, the School of Environment, Arts and Society in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Division of Student Affairs.