Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, 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 is given annually and selected by an independent panel of judges.
In 2017, legendary crime reporter for the Miami Herald, Edna Buchanan and the author of 16 mystery novels in the Florida noir genre, won the Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. She will be presented with the award at the Florida Book Awards banquet in Tallahassee on April 12 and 13 at a luncheon in the Governor’s Mansion.
As pulled from the council’s website.