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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

November 15th, 2002

English author James Graham (J.G.) Ballard (Empire of the Sun, 1984) is born in 1930 in the Shanghai International Settlement, China.

J.G. Ballard, b. November 15, 1930, d. 2009

ballardBallard became renowned as the creator of dystopian novels and stories with provocative titles like “Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan.” As such he was the darling of sci-fi fans and hard-rock musicians. But to our mind, his considerable writer’s gifts were best expressed in his autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun and his fascinating autobiography Miracles of Life.

Suggested Reading Novels Empire of the Sun, 1984. Cocaine Nights, 1996. Essays A User’s Guide to the Millennium: Essays and Reviews, 1996. Autobiography Miracles of Life, 2008.

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