Bradbury will receive a special citation from the Pulitzer Board for “his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy.”
Although not a Pulitzer Prize, itself, the citation is a life achievement award
Bradbury, born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois, is well known for a diverse amount of work in American literature, horror, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. He is probably best known for the three books: The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451.
He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1989. He was recognized as a Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
Bradbury also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a asteroid named in his honor (9766 Bradbury), and a lunar crater named for his novel Dandelion Wine (Dandelion Crater).
He has been honored with the National Medal of Arts. Besides writing fiction books, Bradbury has also written non-fiction books, anthologies, fables, children’s books, poetry, short stories, plays, screenplays, and teleplays.
Bradbury’s website is: http://www.raybradbury.com/.
Two audio interviews of Bradbury appear at: http://wiredforbooks.org/raybradbury/.