Vermilion Sands

Vermilion Sands

by J. G. Ballard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425019801
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/1955
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J. G. BALLARD was born in 1930 in Shanghai, China. After the attack on Pearl Harbour his family were interned in a civilian camp. They returned to England in 1946. In 1956 Ballard's first story was published in New Worlds. His first novel, The Drowned World, was published in 1963. Empire of the Sun, a novel based on his own experiences in China, was published in 1984 and won the Guardian Fiction Prize, the James Tait Black Award and was filmed by Steven Spielberg. His novel Crash was made into a film by David Cronenberg. J. G. Ballard died in 2009.

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