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Ballard, James Graham (J. G. Ballard)

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Novelists


1930 - Born on the 15th of November in Shanghai.


1946 - Ballard came to England with his mother and sister.


1949 - He went on to study medicine at King's College, Cambridge.


1951 - Published his short story "The Violent Noon" won a crime story competition.


1952 - He went to the University of London to read English Literature.


1953 - Joined the RAF, and was sent to the RCAF flight-training base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.


1954 - Ballard left the RAF and returned to England.


1955 - Married Helen Mary Matthews and settled in Chiswick.


1957 - Worked as assistant editor on Chemistry and Industry, a scientific journal.


1960 - Moved with his family to Shepperton, outside London.

1962 - Wrote the novels "The Drowned World".

1964 - He wrote "The Drought".


1970 - Organized an exhibition of crashed cars at the New Arts Laboratory


1973 - Ballard wrote, "Crash".


1984 - He wrote "Empire of the Sun".


1989 - Published "The Enormous Space" in the Science fiction magazine Interzone


1991 - Ballard wrote "The Kindness of Women".


1994 - Ballard wrote "Rushing to Paradise".





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