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Biography Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (credit: Don Congdon Associates)

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois in 1920. In addition to writing twenty-seven novels, including Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and over 600 short stories, some of which are included his short story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury adapted sixty-five of his stories for television’s The Ray Bradbury Theater. More than eight million copies of his books have been sold in 36 languages. Bradbury’s honors include the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 2007. In 1994, he won an Emmy Award for his screenplay The Halloween Tree. Ray Bradbury died in 2012.

Audio Recordings of Ray Bradbury

  • As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Ray Bradbury reading his poems and giving a lecture entitled Beyond 1984, what to do when the doom doesn’t arrive! on April 26, 1982.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress