Speaker Profile: Craig Pittman
October 11, 2018
“Greed, betrayal, and the world’s most beautiful orchid,” reads the tagline of author Craig Pittman’s book, The Scent of Scandal. As part of the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series, the award-winning author and journalist will present a lecture at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Scent of Scandal documents a tumultuous investigation of a rare orchid that commands $10,000 on the black market.
A native Floridian, Craig Pittman started his writing career at the Troy State University student newspaper. Since then, Craig has worked for several publications, including the Tampa Bay Times and has covered natural disasters and other environmental issues. He is an award-winning journalist and has received the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism four times and the top investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists twice.
“Pittman has captured the extreme competition, unique characters, and general insanity that often typify the orchid world. The Scent of Scandal exemplifies how passion and profit can overrule common sense and the law.”
— Scott Steward, former associate editor, North American Native Orchid Journal
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