Frank Sinatra, Charles Manson and American presidents play their part in J G Ballard's tribute to the American dream past, present and future.
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J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was later filmed by Steven Spielberg. His controversial novel Crash was made into an equally controversial film by David Cronenberg. His 2000 novel Super-Cannes won the regional Commonwealth Writers, Best Book prize. J.G. Ballard died in 2009.About the Author:
J G Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, China. After the attack on Pearl Harbor the family were interned in a civilian camp. They returned to England in 1945. In 1956 Ballard's first story was published in New Worlds. His first novel The Drowned World was published in 1961. Empire of the Sun, a novel based on his own experiences in China, was published in 1984 and won the Guardian Fiction Prize, the James Tait Black Award and was filmed by Steven Spielberg.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224019147
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0224019147
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110224019147