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James Graham Ballard
Birth: Nov. 15, 1930
Shanghai
Shanghai Municipality, China
Death: Apr. 19, 2009
London
Greater London, England

Author. He is best known for his novels "Crash" (1973) and "Empire of the Sun" (1984), both of which became motion picture adaptations. He was born James Graham Ballard in Shanghai, China into an English family. As a child he endured life while in an internment camp under Japanese occupation. These events were to become the basis for his bestseller "Empire of the Sun". His family would return to England in 1946, and he later attended King's College in Cambridge where he studied medicine. His medical studies yielded to his writing aspirations. After leaving college, he served two years in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and trained as a pilot in Canada. Upon his return to Britain, he became a full-time writer and had one of his short stories appear in the magazine "New Worlds". In 1961, Ballard wrote his first novel "The Drowned World" and had further works with "The Wind from Nowhere" (1962), "The Crystal World" (1966), "The Assassination Weapon" (1966), "Concrete Island" (1974), "High-Rise" (1975), "The Kindness of Women" (1991), "Cocaine Nights" (1996) and "Kingdom Come" (2006). (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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James Graham Ballard
Writer and beloved father
Born Shanghai 15 November 1930
Died London 19 April 2009
 
Burial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
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- sjm
 Added: Nov. 15, 2015
Empire of the Sun...sigh!
- Taphophile
 Added: May. 29, 2015
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