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