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J. G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard 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.

Books by J. G. Ballard

  1. Book CoverThe Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard


    A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard.More

  2. Book CoverThe Day of Creation: A Novel


    "Compulsively absorbing: the white heat of its images seems to burn off the page, and the surreal landscapes linger on in the mind." —IndependentMore

  3. Book CoverThe Drought: A Novel


    An apocalyptic dystopia like no other, one whose "originality and power [of] vision can be felt" (Times Literary Supplement).More

  4. Book CoverThe Drowned World: A Novel

    50th Anniversary Edition

    A new generation discovers "the most original English writer of the last century." —China Miéville, The NationMore

  5. Book CoverHello America: A Novel


    "This fable lifts a great freight of ideas effortlessly…The story of an expedition driven on by wishes of possession and power but guided internally by myths of America whose sources lie in the late 20th century." —GuardianMore

  6. Book CoverHigh-Rise: A Novel


    The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture.More

  7. Book CoverHigh-Rise: A Novel


    "Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." —Martin Amis, New StatesmanMore

  8. Book CoverThe Kindness of Women: A Novel


    A must-read for any J. G. Ballard fan, this “capstone to a magnificent career” is the essential sequel to Empire of the Sun (San Francisco Chronicle).More

  9. Book CoverKingdom Come: A Novel


    “J.G. Ballard is the undisputed laureate of suburban psychosis. . . . A brilliant novel.”—Literary ReviewMore

  10. Book CoverMillennium People: A Novel


    "The most cosmically elegiac writer in literature . . . no one reading Ballard could doubt the tidal gravity of his intellect." —Jonathan Lethem, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book CoverMiracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography


    A final statement from the greatest clairvoyant of twentieth-century literature.More

  12. Book CoverRunning Wild


    Yet again J. G. Ballard’s inimitable clairvoyance is on display in this timely, powerful story of a community shattered by a massive act of violence.More

  13. Book CoverRushing to Paradise: A Novel


    "[A] chilling . . . tale about humans who gamely follow their own worst instincts.”—Chicago TribuneMore

  14. Book CoverThe Unlimited Dream Company: A Novel


    "A remarkable piece of invention, a flight from the world of the familiar and the real into the exotic universe of dream and desire." —New York Times Book ReviewMore