Gilbert King and Craig Pittman In Conversation On the Florida Panther

Live program + Q&A! Starts @ 6:30 p.m. EST. In Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people […]


Gilbert King and Craig Pittman In Conversation On the Florida Panther

Authors:Gilbert King, Craig Pittman


Live program + Q&A! Starts @ 6:30 p.m. EST.

In Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the Sunshine State’s panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle. And – this being Florida – there’s more than a little weirdness, too. He’s joined by Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found.

Join Craig Pittman as he moderates a LIVE Q&A with Kent Russell, author of In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida, on Sunday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m.

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Gilbert King

Gilbert King was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction for The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was also a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine and The Marshall Project, King also writes about justice for The New York Times and The Washington Post. He lives in New York City.

Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian and an award-winning writer. He spent 30 years at the Tampa Bay Times and now writes a weekly column on environmental issues for the Florida Phoenix. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, which won a gold medal from the Florida Book Awards. His latest, published in January, is Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther. The Florida Heritage Book Festival recently named him a Florida Literary Legend. In addition to his writing, he co-hosts a podcast called “Welcome to Florida.” He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and children.

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