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Ray Bradbury

            The desire to become a writer was what Ray Bradbury had since the age of twelve. From seeing movies to magicians, many things took part in his career decision. He is a writer who has changed the way people view things. Ray Bradbury is a lifetime achiever because he has been interested in writing for many years, done many different writings, and has received many awards and honors.
             Ray Bradbury is an American novelist, play writer, essayist, screenwriter, short-story writer, and poet. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of three, he became intrigued by movies when he saw "the Hunchback of Notre Dame". Magic, magazines and movies all contributed to his growing love of writing. By the time he was twelve, he had decided he wanted to pursue a career in writing. In 1938, he graduated from a high school in Los Angeles, where his school education ended. He became a full time short story writer in 1943. Just four years later in 1947, his first book, "Dark Carnival", was published. However, it was not until 1950 that he became known as a writer of vision and courage with the publication of "The Martian Chronicles".
             Ray Bradbury has written thousands of short stories (about 600 published), published more than thirty books and has written numerous plays, essays, and poems. He adapted sixty-five plays he had written for Ray Bradbury Theater on television. Some of his popular stories include "The Martian Chronicles", "Fahrenheit 451", and "The Illustrated Man". Writing screenplays for such motion pictures like Moby Dick is just another accomplishment. His movie "A Sound of Thunder" was just filmed and should be out soon. He is still living and creating more wonderful pieces of writing today. Because of all he accomplished, he has achieved many awards and honors. .
             His work has been included in the Best American Short Story collections (1946, 1948, and 1952). He has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award in 1954, the O.

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