Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing
He has a rare eye for marvelous detail, and an affectionate ear for those small, wise, bittersweet voices that tell the true story of Florida.
— Carl Hiaasen, Author and previous lifetime award winner
2019 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Ray Arsenault and Randy Wayne White
Calling the authors “giants in their respective fields,” judges selected historian Raymond O. Arsenault and thriller writer Randy Wayne White. Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of History at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. White is noted for his Doc Ford thrillers. He has written more than 50 books, including crime fiction, adventure tales, cookbooks, and travel accounts. “What an honor it is to recognize two such remarkable Florida writers, each from such a distinct genre; one of our great and beloved fiction writers and one of our most influential historians,” said Steve Seibert, executive director of the Florida Humanities Council.
Nominate your favorite Florida author
The Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing honors a living Florida author for a distinguished body of work that has had a major influence on Floridians. The award, chosen by an independent panel of judges, is given annually. The 2019 deadline is December 16.