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Ray Bradbury (1920)close

Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man, was born in Waukegan, Illinois. Bradbury published more than 500 works of science fiction and fantasy including short stories, plays, novels, screenplays, television scripts and verse. In 2000 he was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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