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‘An illuminating and at times revelatory collection of more than 40 interviews given over 41 years’ John Grey, New Statesman

‘Several pieces are previously unpublished, or translated for the first time, and devotees will find plenty to enjoy’ Andrew McKie, Spectator

‘Impeccably edited, the book serves a s a valuable coda to one of the strangest and most haunted imaginations in English literature’ Ian Thomson, Books of the Year, Observer

About the Author

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. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. 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 memoir Miracles of Life was published in 2008. J.G. Ballard died in 2009.

Simon Sellars lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is the editor of the magazine Architectural Review Asia Pacific and the publisher of ballardian.com. His writing on architecture, urbanism, film, travel and Ballard has been published widely.

Dan O'Hara is a philosopher of technology and literary historian. He currently lives in Berlin, and is International Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (January 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007454864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007454860
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Danilo on August 13, 2013
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These interviews, collected for the first time in one book, plumb the depths of an extraordinary mind, one of the 20th and 21st century's most gifted visionaries, J.G. Ballard. This is a treasure for all Ballardians. The editors have done a great service. And what is also great it is not necessary to have read any of Ballards novels or short stories to enjoy this book, althogh you owe it to yourself to read any of Ballard's work because its an education in itself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Olga on September 15, 2013
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Ballard has always been one of my husband's favorite SF writers. This collection of interviews covering over 40 years fascinates him. He tells me that it has really helped him understand how Ballard thought and how he grew as a writer. My husband has not finished it yet, because it so good he does not want to finish it.
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