Monday, 20 April 2009

JG Ballard dies after long illness

Empire of the SunThe author JG Ballard, best known for his novel, Empire of the Sun, has died after a long illness. The author of 15 novels and scores of short stories, Ballard grew up amongst the expatriate community in Shanghai. During World War II, at the age of 12, he was interned for three years in a camp run by the Japanese along with his parents and younger sister. Empire of the Sun was based on his experience in the prison camp.

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