James Graham Ballard (1930-2009) received popularity as an English book and short story writer. His best works focused on the science fiction genres. Novels published by Ballard include The Drowned World (1962) and The Wind from Nowhere (1961). He also enjoyed the publication of short stories, for example, The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) and High-Rise (1975). Born in Shanghai International Community, he attended a Cathedral School referred to as the Anglican Holy Trinity Church in the same area. Ballard’s family moved to central Shanghai after the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1949 he studied medicine at King’s College, Cambridge. During his student years, he combined his medical studies with his writing skills. He won a writing competition, and they published the short story named The Violent Noon in the Varsity newspaper.
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