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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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`Ballard's finest novel ... a triumph' The Times

`ingenious ... `High-Rise' is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind' Martin Amis

`Chilling ... Ballard is a prophetic writer' Sunday Times

`The writing is cool, the observation exact, the idea bold and well-developed; everything seems to demand attention and analysis' Financial Times

`The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?' Len Deighton

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