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The 91st annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, April 16, 2007. A special citation will be presented to Ray Douglas Bradbury at the awards luncheon on May 21st at Columbia University, N.Y.C.

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/.

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William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University

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