Stephen King: father, husband, most famous horror writer of all time. With many successful books, Stephen King has quickly made himself the most renowned author of the horror genre and can prove it from the countless awards he has received like the British Fantasy Award, Edgar Grand Master Award, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction. Because so many of his books are successful, many of them have been adapted into mini series on television or even into movies. Most notably the screen adaptations for The Shining (1980) and It (1990 and 2017) are what most people immediately think about.
Some of his movies have had more than thirty award nominations, just like “The Green Mile” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. King has been known to produce award winning novels and movies but not many people realize that Stephen King may be one of the best writers ever. As stated on the website the University of Maine, “A number of media outlets covered President Barack Obama awarding author Stephen King and seventeen others the National Medal of Arts at the White House on Thursday. The award is considered the government’s highest award given to artists and arts patrons” (President). The National Medal of Arts is the highest award a writer can get.
Ray Bradbury grew up during some of the roughest times in recent history. His sci-fi stories are of future lands on other worlds or alternate realities thought to be far beyond ever thought possible. However within these stories there is a consistent hero he sees above and beyond with this almost out of world perception. Each of these heroes are bold and cunning, each of these heroes are Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920, the son of Esther Moberg Bradbury and Leonard Bradbury.
Do you know who’s the most successful director of all time with 21 awards and 71 nominations? Well, that’s the one and only Tim Burton, who has made at least 38 movies. Scholastic Publishing Co. Springboard says in their biography, Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, Grotesquely Humorous argues that there are many direct sources and inspirations for Tim Burton’s films that have influenced his imagination and cinematic style. They claim by first talking about how he was influenced by his fascination with fairy tales and children’s stories , then how he grew up loving Dr. Seuss and being influenced by him , then how he worked for many years at Walt Disney Studios, and finally how Burton brings to life Roald Dahl’s subversive vision of childhood innocence . Springboard’s purpose is to explain how Tim Burton’s films were influenced by and the meanings behind his work in order to make the readers understand
Largely known for his more popular books, such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury is a widely celebrated author in the 20th and 21st century. He was highly appreciated in 2012 after his death, The New York Times even stating how he is most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into literary mainstream. (The New York Times, 2012) Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Illinios, to a Swedish immigrant named Esther Bradbury. His middle name was Douglas, after the actor Douglas Fairbanks. Bradbury was related to the American Shakespeare scholar Douglas Spaulding and his ancestor was Mary Bradbury, a woman who was once tried at the Salem witch trials.
Like the book “Outliers,” its author Malcolm Gladwell is also an outlier himself. He accomplished a great by having all his books published and becoming New York Time 's best selling author. According to the Huffington Post website, out of human entire history only, 130 million books were published. While the figure may not seem big, it is not a small amount compared to the people who want to be great authors (Huffpost, 2013). Gladwell, being able to accomplish his success as an author, is an outlier in his field.
Wonderstruck Luke Barton Period 6 Hitchens 04/14/16 Wonderstruck, an extremely amazing book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, An award winning author. He has written books such as Hugo Cabaret which won him the Caldecott medal. Wonderstruck is an equally good book if not better with two main characters Ben, and Rose. He does an amazing thing with this book by making two different stories at different times with 50 years apart but they both come together into one almost seamlessly woven story. The story begins with a boy named Ben, his story begins at Gunflint Lake, Minnesota, June 1977.
Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) attracted a lot of popularity shortly after it was published. Even though Ellison did not publish any other novels, his debut remained as one of the most popular works of the contemporary American novel. Even after over forty years of its publishing, Invisible Man was chosen to be the best postwar era novel in a 1965 Book Week poll (Corry, 1995: 98). Its popularity continues as people use it in their references and publish dozens of literary works to this date (Yaszek, 2005: 298). Despite the novel’s big success and influence, Ellison described his book as “not quite fully achieved attempt at a major novel.” According to him, the most the novel could do was to replace “narrow naturalism” of the popular mainstream
Ray Bradbury, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is one of the most notable authors of the 20th century. Although he wrote over 30 novels and countless of other writings, his novel, Fahrenheit 451, is his claim to fame. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a faux utopia without books. His novel is a critical thinking piece that criticizing censorship. Ray Bradbury’s cultural significance stems from his audacious nerve to simply release his novel.
Shakespeare, one of the most well-known play writer and poet , was born in Stratford on ovos in April 23, 1564 , he started writing plays in the 1590s , his popular plays have had an impact on each one even until today, his characters like Lady Macbeth in Macbeth , Viola in Twelfth Night etc. are a few of the most popular characters of all times. William Shakespeare has not only been entertaining since decades but also has created about 12,000 words for the English language. . Words such as: bloody, hurry, lonely, suspicious, etc.