J. G. Ballard (James Graham) (1930-2009)

Death: 19th April 2009
Location: Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England
Cause of death: Cancer – prostate
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English novelist and short story writer. His best-known works include Crash (1973), adapted into a film by David Cronenberg, and the semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun 1984), made into a film by Steven Spielberg, based on Ballard's boyhood in the Shanghai International Settlement and internment by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The literary distinctiveness of his work has given rise to the adjective "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments."