The Florida Heritage Book Festival Board has named Craig Pittman ‘ For more information on the Literary Legend and other festival events, go to fhbookfest.com.
In announcing the recipient, Debra Rhodes Gibson, festival president, said Pittman was an obvious choice for the selection committee.
‘We’ve been considering Craig for a while now and the vote was unanimous this year,” she said in a release. “His newest book just tipped the scales further in his favor. We’re delighted to have someone with his journalistic and creative writing awards join the ranks of the Festival’s Literary Legends.’
‘I am honored and humbled to be named a Florida Literary Legend, joining the ranks of such heroes of mine as Zora Neale Hurston, John D. MacDonald’and Carl Hiaasen,’ Pittman said of his selection in the release. ‘I’ve been blessed to have some excellent editors over the years, including my wife, who does the first read on every book I write. And, I thank God every day that I was born here in Florida, the most interesting state, which guarantees I’ll never run out of good stories to write about.’
Publisher: The St. Augustine Record
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