JG Ballard (1930-2009)

blog_ballardThe Guardian is leading the way with a number of tributes to the British novelist JG Ballard, who passed away this weekend from complications with cancer; Ballard chronicled his childhood experiences living in a Shanghai prison during World War II in the celebrated novel Empire of the Sun (1984), after reaching international audiences with his controversial novel Crash (1973), which was adapted for the screen by the filmmaker David Cronenberg. The Guardian Books section offers extensive coverage on this subpage devoted entirely to Ballard.