J.G. Ballard

Not everyone is so eager to welcome the gesture from the Queen.
Not everyone is so eager to welcome the gesture from the Queen.
PA/S&G AND BARRATTS Howard Gayle. Liverpool FC’s first black player turned down an MBE this year saying that his “ancestors
Writer JG Ballard, the great dystopian visionary, said in an interview back in 1975, "I think I always was a frustrated painter." He went on to say: "They are all paintings, really, my novels and stories... I approach many of these stories of mine, like the Vermilion Sands stories - even the novels like Crash - as a sort of visual experience."
J.G. Ballard's papers were exhibited last year in the British Library's Writing Britain summer exhibition, part of the Cultural Olympiad, and are available to researchers in the Library.
Which author would be best placed to respond to this week's riots? My money would be on perhaps the greatest British post