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J.G. Ballard (1930–2009)

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), High-Rise (2015) and Crash (1996). He was married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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(1987)
High-Rise Writer
(2015)
Crash Writer
(1996)

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 2015 High-Rise (novel "High Rise")
 2012 Ceiling Unlimited (Short) (short story)
 2003 Home (TV Movie) (short story)
 2002 Low-Flying Aircraft (story)
 2000 The Atrocity Exhibition (novel "The Atrocity Exhibition")
 1996 Crash (novel "Crash")
 1991 Minus One (Short) (story)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (novel)
 1986 Resan till Orion (Short) (story)
 1974 Billenium (TV Short) (novel)
 1971 Crash! (Short)
 1970 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (treatment by - as J.B. Ballard)
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Gulliver in Space (1966) ... (story)
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Thirteen to Centaurus (1965) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Book (ed.): "Best Science Fiction Stories from New Worlds", 1968. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 29 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

J.B. Ballard | James G. Ballard
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Personal Quote:

[on turning down a CBE in 2003] There's all that bowing and scraping and mummery at the palace. It's the whole climate of deference to the monarch and everything else it represents. They just seem to perpetuate the image of Britain as too much pomp and not enough circumstance. It's a huge pantomime where tinsel takes the place of substance. A lot of these medals are orders of the British Empire, ... See more »

Trivia:

Was revealed that he declined a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) honor for "services to literature" in 2003. He told The Sunday Times, "Thousands of medals are given out in the name of a non-existent empire. It makes us look a laughing stock and encourages deference to the crown. I think it is exploited by politicians and always has been." See more »

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