National Endowment for the Arts: A Conversation with Ray Bradbury
io9 – First reported the news
The New York Times – obit
The New Yorker (2012) – Take Me Home by Ray Bradbury
The Paris Review (late 1970s & 2010) – Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203
NPR (2000) – Interview with Terri Gross
TIME (2010) – Q&A: Ray Bradbury
Flavorwire – Tribute to Ray Bradbury
Los Angeles Times – Author lifted fantasy to literary heights
The Guardian – Neil Gaiman remembers Bradbury
The White House – President Obama on Ray Bradbury
Keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, 2001 [via Brain Pickings]
Letters of Note
I am not afraid of robots. I am afraid of people.
The world has lost one of the best writers it’s ever known, and one of the dearest men to my heart. RIP Ray Bradbury (Ol’ Gramps).
— Danny Karapetian (@dannykarapetian) June 6, 2012
RIP Ray Bradbury. You opened more minds and touched more lives than you’ll ever know. bit.ly/LxTTK9
— BookCrossing (@BookCrossing) June 6, 2012
RIP Ray Bradbury You made Mars, time travel & Illustrated Men more real than reality for a 14 year old me. #RIPRay
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) June 6, 2012
Poet-king Ray Bradbury, who wrote not with ink but dandelion wine, is off adventuring again. We’ll miss you. Shoot a dinosaur for us, Ray.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) June 6, 2012
Ray Bradbury has died. “The Pedestrian” is one of the most famous of all short stories. Read it here. Uncanny prophecy. bit.ly/NhrFrh
— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) June 6, 2012
“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” -Ray Bradbury. Our favorite quotes from the legend: ow.ly/boNF0
— Writer’s Digest (@WritersDigest) June 6, 2012
— Byliner (@TheByliner) May 31, 2012
A standing ovation for Mr Ray Bradbury. Our imagination will be dimmer without him.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 6, 2012
Guillermo del Toro – “I feel lonelier. The world is vast and barren: Bradbury was one of the titans of fantastic fiction and a unique voice in American literature. The lyricism of his prose influenced many generations across the globe. A humanist before anything else, Bradbury nurtured my youthful hopes, my flights of fancy. His soul was gentle but his imagination was fierce.”