Several award-winning American novels have been set in the Sunshine State. E.L. Konigsburg's 1991 Newbery-winning The View from Saturday
takes place in Florida. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings set a number of her novels in her home state of Florida, including the 1939 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Yearling.
Pulitzer Prize winner, James Gould Cozzens's Guard of Honor
(1949), is staged in a fictional Army Air Forces base in Florida during World War II.
Other notable Florida fiction are Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
and Pat Frank's Alas, Babylon.
And although they might not be considered "classic novels" (at least not yet), almost all of Carl Hiaasen's novels also take place on that southern peninsula.