Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (/ˈbrædˌbɛri/; August 22, 1920  June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers, he worked in a variety of modes, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction.[3]

Ray Bradbury
Bradbury in 1975
BornRay Douglas Bradbury
(1920-08-22)August 22, 1920
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 5, 2012(2012-06-05) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles
OccupationWriter
EducationLos Angeles High School
Period1938–2012[1]
GenreFantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, magic realism
Notable works
Notable awards
Spouse
Marguerite McClure
(m. 1947; died 2003)
Children4
Signature
Website
www.raybradbury.com

Bradbury was mainly known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951).[4] Most of his best known work is speculative fiction, but he also worked in other genres, such as the coming of age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992). He also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted into television and film productions as well as comic books.

The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."[4]