Ray Bradbury is one of those rare individuals whose writing has changed the way people think. His more than five hundred published works -- short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse -- exemplify the American imagination at its most creative.

Once read, his words are never forgotten. His best-known and most beloved books, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, FAHRENHEIT 451 and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, are masterworks that readers carry with them over a lifetime. His timeless, constant appeal to audiences young and old has proven him to be one of the truly classic authors of the 20th Century -- and the 21st.

In recognition of his stature in the world of literature and the impact he has had on so many for so many years, Bradbury was awarded the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, an the National Medal of Arts in 2004.

In this section of RayBradbury.com you can learn a lot about this great author. You can read his biography, get a complete list of all of his stories and novels, read wonderful articles about Ray, visit other Ray-related sites, and even read the speech he delivered when he received the National Book Award in 2000.

Most exciting of all, view an exclusive video interview with Ray, taken at his home in Los Angeles in 2001. Take a peek into Ray's world and see what his home looks like and hear first-hand the history of his favorite toys and tsotchkes.

To learn even more about Ray, we suggest you take a look at Sam Weller's authorized biography THE BRADBURY CHRONICLES: The Life of Ray Bradbury, available in paperback from Harper Perennial.

To read Sam Weller's appreciation of Ray's wife, Marguerite Bradbury, on the sad occasion of her death, please click here.