J. G. Ballard

1930 - 2009

J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, satirist, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Drowned World (1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories (or "condensed novels"), such as those collected in the controversial The Atrocity Exhibition (1970). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. G. Ballard has received more than 1,323,193 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,118th most popular writer.

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

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  • 3.90

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Among writers, J. G. Ballard ranks 1,117 out of 4,883Before him are James Baldwin, Andrew of Crete, Joyce Carol Oates, Bernard Cornwell, Guido von List, and Martin Andersen Nexø. After him are Jean Giono, Thomas Mayne Reid, Eleanor Marx, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Hristo Botev.

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Among people born in 1930, J. G. Ballard ranks 79Before him are Stanley Miller, Omara Portuondo, Michel Serres, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Martin Karplus, and Friedrich Gulda. After him are Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ben Gazzara, Pierre Bergé, Richard Donner, Ornette Coleman, and Chinua Achebe. Among people deceased in 2009, J. G. Ballard ranks 43Before him are Rafael Caldera, Raúl Alfonsín, Sydney Chaplin, Jennifer Jones, Sergey Mikhalkov, and Farrah Fawcett. After him are Patrick McGoohan, Edwin G. Krebs, Yves Rocher, Albert Barillé, Mario Benedetti, and Natasha Richardson.

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In China

Among people born in China, J. G. Ballard ranks 299 out of 921Before him are Wei Zhongxian (1568), Daniel C. Tsui (1939), Zhu Rongji (1928), Chen Duxiu (1879), Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809), and Mi Fu (1051). After him are Pujie (1907), 11th Dalai Lama (1838), Ruzi Ying (5), Yuan Chonghuan (1584), Ban Zhao (45), and Emperor Shang of Han (105).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, J. G. Ballard ranks 22Before him are Cao Xueqin (1724), Kang Youwei (1858), Ban Gu (32), Cai Yan (null), Pu Songling (1640), and Lao She (1899). After him are Lin Yutang (1895), Qiu Jin (1875), Lu Yu (733), Shi Nai'an (1296), Meng Haoran (690), and Wen Tianxiang (1236).

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