JG Ballard

J.G. Ballard was the author of Crash, Atrocity Exhibition, Concrete Island, and many others. His novel Empire of the Sun,Ballard’s fictional account of his experiences in Shanghai as a child during World War II, was adapted to film by Tom Stoppard and Steven Spielberg in 1987. Crash was adapted by David Cronenberg in 1996. Those two novels are therefore probably his best known works, but he is otherwise best known as an author of science fiction. He was an important influence on the development of cyberpunk.

Official Site

Official Site (archive.org)

Unofficial Sites

The Ballardian Key fan site.

Wikipedia entry

Interviews

J.G. Ballard talks about his diet 2003

J.G. Ballard interview in 21C magazine 1995


1994 interview with J.G. Ballard. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Another J.G. Ballard interview in 21C magazine 1992


Interview from 1986

Writings by Ballard

The Dying Fall – Ballard’s final short story.

J.G. Ballard on Helmut Newton

Writings on Ballard

Our Increasingly Ballardian World

J.G. Ballard: Warrior for Gaia?

Christopher Hitchens on JG Ballard

On Ballard’s role in the development of cyberpunk

Obit from the Guardian

Review of Ballard’s autobiography from the London Review of Books.

V. Vale of Re/Search on the R.U. Sirius Show talking about Ballard

Bruce Sterling interviewed on Ballard

See Also

William S. Burroughs

William Gibson

Charlotte Roche