Pete Myers interviews J.G. Ballard (1984)

This programme is part of the series Pete Myers' interviews
James Graham Ballard (© Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr)

Pete Myers discusses the acclaimed autobiographical novel “Empire of the Sun”, whose main character is based on the author’s own boyhood memories. Born in Shanghai, J.G. Ballard (1930-2009 describes how he came to write this novel of memory centred around a boy who lives a sheltered and comfortable colonial life in China until the Japanese invade and sent him and his family to a prison camp.

Producer: Pete Myers

Broadcast: December 11, 1984

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