How Ray Bradbury Got His Start

If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events.

Today, Ray Bradbury would be 93 years-old. In the video below, Bradbury, the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451, discusses his early years of rejection and above all persistence.

“I wasn’t writing exterior stuff. I wasn’t writing for the right or the left or the in between. I was writing for me.”

More Like This

Let Us Be Negative Role Models for Each Other

Torrey Peters, author of "Detransition, Baby," reinvents the domestic novel with trans women at the center

Jan 15 - Meredith Talusan

Offbeat European Children’s Books For Adults

Olga Grushin, author of "The Charmed Wife," recommends children’s stories that aren’t just for kids

Jan 15 - Olga Grushin

The Biography of an Ex-Chinese Man

From my great-grandfather to "Black Like Me" to Jessica Krug, what it means to perform race for a white audience

Jan 14 - April Yee
Thank You!