“JG Ballard’s recently reissued masterpiece, The Drowned World
, shows him to be the most important British writer of the late 20th century.” (The Telegraph (UK)
About the Author
was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun
, The Drought
, and Crash
, with many of them made into major films.Martin Amis
is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.