Bradbury To Receive Writing Award

Monday, September 25th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Bradbury, best known for science fiction, will receive a lifetime achievement medal at this year's National Book Awards ceremony for his ``tremendous impact on every genre of writing.''

``Since the 1930s he has been one of America's great literary talents,'' said Neil Baldwin, executive director of the National Book Foundation, which gives the award in November. Bradbury joins the likes of Toni Morrison, Eudora Welty and Studs Terkel in receiving the honor.

The 80-year-old author wrote ``The Martian Chronicles,'' ``Farenheit 451,'' and many other books. He was first published in 1938 when his story ``Hollerbochen's Dilemma'' appeared in ``Imagination!'' magazine.