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Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) is a 20th century American author from Waukegan, Illinois, who lived for many years in Southern California. A prolific storyteller, his best-known book, which remains a popular choice on high school reading lists, is Fahrenheit 451. Read his biography here:

The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies is at Indiana University and is our first stop on the Indiana Author Adventures Trail. The Center is open to the public and welcomes scholars as well as fans of this beloved author.

To quote the Center’s website:
“The Bradbury artifacts gifted in 2013 include his original office furniture and equipment, as well as three of his typewriters used over a forty-year period; many significant national and international awards, mementos, and other artifacts from his personal office; more than 1600 rare genre pulp magazines representing his childhood and professional reading as well as the issues where he published stories for decades; significant art by noted illustrators, by various writers, Hollywood figures, and by NASA artists; hundreds of his author’s copies of the major market magazines where his work was published; studio reels of his film and television work; and more than a thousand audio-visual recordings of his interviews, film and television productions, television appearances, and dozens of the stage plays produced from his works.”

Read more about the Center at 


You can also read about Ray Bradbury literary landmarks through our state pages of California ( and Illinois (

On the Path

This is the first stop of our Indiana Author Adventures Trail, which runs south-north through the state of Indiana, with the final stop near Michigan.

Patricia Smart