J G Ballard, 1930 – 2009

 
“J G Ballard, the author who has died aged 78, was best known for his two fictionalised autobiographies, Empire of the Sun and The Kindness of Women; the former, which told of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp outside Shanghai, became an international best-seller and was later made into a film by Steven Spielberg.”
 
Read J G Ballard’s obituary in The Telegraph.

2 thoughts on “J G Ballard, 1930 – 2009

  1. Dick

    Very, very sad. In years to come, he will be seen as one of the most important novelists of the late 20th century.

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