Monday, April 20, 2009

J.G. Ballard, 1930-2008

From BBC News:

The author JG Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.

His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill "for several years" and had died on Sunday morning.

Despite being referred to as a science fiction writer, Jim Ballard said his books were instead "picturing the psychology of the future".

His most acclaimed novel was Empire of the Sun, based on his childhood in a Japanese prison camp in China.
Read the entire article here. See also Obituary: JG Ballard.

Click here for a list of J.G. Ballard titles at the Library.

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