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‘The Swamp’ author scheduled for special ‘Ding’ events

By Staff | Jul 17, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Michael Grunwald wrote the definitive book on the history of Florida Everglades development and restoration.

Michael Grunwald, bestselling author of the award-winning book about the backstory of the Florida Everglades, will make a special appearance on March 20 at The Community House on Sanibel.

“The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise,” which informed the 2018 PBS documentary “The Swamp,” tells the story of the manmade destruction and attempted resurrection of the Everglades, the riveting history of humanity’s relentless war against nature in Florida, and its belated efforts to make peace.

The event is being hosted by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge to benefit water-quality research and education at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Grunwald will hold book signings on March 20. An exclusive cocktail and nosh reception with an author meet-and-greet will start at 5:30 p.m. for a limited number of ticket-holders. Tickets are $125 each and include reserved VIP seating at the 7 p.m. lecture to follow. Tickets to the lecture are $30.

All tickets will go on sale Nov. 1.

Grunwald, a senior writer for POLITICO Magazine, has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting, and many other honors in his 25-year journalism career. “The Swamp” and a later book, “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,” both won him the gold medal for non-fiction at the Florida Book Awards.

Grunwald is currently working on a new book about food and climate change.

For more information, contact Dot Voorhees at 239-472-1100 ext. 239.