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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Ray Bradbury, author of ``Fahrenheit 451″ and ``The Martian Chronicles,″ has received the first Ross Macdonald Literary Award.
Bradbury accepted an engraved plaque from the Santa Barbara Book Council. The 82-year-old author said he had deep affection for the Santa Barbara detective novelist and his body of work.
Macdonald’s books include ``The Galton Case″ and ``The Goodbye Look.″
``The selection of the first recipient was challenging, yet simplified by Ray Bradbury’s distinguished, multifaceted career that spans generations,″ Debra Park, a member of the award selection committee, said Tuesday.
Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Ken Millar.