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Rick McGrath’s Letter From London: The JG Ballard Memorial

By • Nov 30th, 2009 •

Category: Ambit magazine, Chris Petit, features, film, Iain Sinclair, Lead Story, Michael Moorcock, New Worlds, R.I.P. JGB, Shanghai, Shepperton, Solveig Nordlund, Steven Spielberg, time travel, Toby Litt, Will Self, William Burroughs

“Greetings from London! Hope all is well with you. I’ve just attended the long-anticipated JG Ballard Memorial celebration at the Tate Modern and now I’m catching my breath — and a few beers — at a nearby Thames-side pub with fellow Ballardians. We’re having a wonderful time — wish you were here. But let’s start at the beginning. We have time to order some Alsatian off the barbie…” Love from Rick.



Creating new worlds

By • Jan 30th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, science fiction, Toby Litt

Toby Litt on the best of JG Ballard.



Kosmopolis 08: Landing Gear

By • Nov 11th, 2008 •

Category: academia, alternate worlds, architecture, Barcelona, celebrity culture, crime, features, Futurists, inner space, Lou Reed, media landscape, Salvador Dali, surrealism, theme parks, Toby Litt, visual art

I’ve finally captured my impressions of Barcelona and Kosmopolis, with main ingredients: Lou Reed, Claire Walsh, Laurie Anderson, Kafka, Brecht, Dali, brilliant public space, Ballard, and the sheer unbridled thrill of one of the most amazing cities in Europe.



J.G. Ballard: London's 28th Most Erotic Writer

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, sexual politics, speed & violence, statistics, Toby Litt

It’s official: Ballard is the 28th most erotic writer in London.



The Wind from Nowhere is now a wind from somewhere

By • Sep 2nd, 2007 •

Category: Ballardosphere, Toby Litt

From the Observer: Nicola Barker Toby Litt ‘critically rehabilitates’ (to use the parlance of our times) J.G. Ballard’s first novel… [ via Feuilleton ] Sunday September 2, 2007 The Observer How did we miss these? Far from the fame and glamour of the Booker and bestsellers is a forgotten world of literary treasures – brilliant […]



‘The Stuff of Now': Toby Litt on J.G. Ballard

By • May 2nd, 2007 •

Category: Australia, consumerism, interviews, invisible literature, literature, medical procedure, suburbia, Toby Litt

Interview by Gwyn Richards & Simon Sellars Toby Litt is an English novelist who published his first book, Adventures in Capitalism (a volume of short stories), in 1996, when he was 28. He’s since won praise for the dark inventiveness of his writing, a combination of cinematic prose, apocalyptic imagery and sharp wit that freely […]



Ballardosphere Wrap Up, Part 2

By • Mar 19th, 2007 •

Category: academia, Ballardosphere, Toby Litt

+ The programme for the University of East Anglia’s two-day J.G. Ballard conference on 5 & 6 May 2007 is now available as a PDF. It looks thorough and exhaustive, with a wide spread of topics — a tribute to Ballard’s appeal. The conference should be a cracker; let’s hope the UAE also onlines the […]