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Bradbury is one of America's greatest writers. Over the span of his illustrious career, Bradbury has penned hundreds of short stories, over thirty books, poems, essays, and scripts for theater, radio, film and opera. His most famous books include Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine and The Martian Chronicles.
He has received numerous awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, the O. Henry Memorial Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, Aviation-Space Writer's Association Award, World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jules Verne Award, and the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. He also received the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted for television and film, among them The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms> (based on Bradbury's story, "The Fog Horn"), Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 (based on the novels of the same name). He penned the screenplay for director John Huston's version of Moby Dick. Bradbury stories also have been adapted in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and "The Twilight Zone." The popular "Ray Bradbury Theater" was a USA network TV series based on 65 of his short stories. Broadcast from 1986 to 1992, the series won 7 Cable Award Nominations. Bradbury's teleplay of "The Halloween Tree" garnered an Emmy and his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright netted an Academy Award ™ Nomination.
A native of Waukegan, Illinois, Bradbury moved with his family to Los Angeles while he was a teen, where he continues to write and publish works. His most recent short story collection, We'll Always Have Paris, was published by William Morrow in 2009.