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Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010
Broadcast: November 7th 1989 The author of 'Empire of the Sun' and 'Crash' discusses the realities he has created through his work and their interaction with the events of his own life. Ballard talks honestly about the attraction of dark and violent things and the light that these extreme moments can shed on the truth of the human condition. He also explores his early desire to be a psychiatrist and the way in which his interest in the workings of the mind has carried through into the fiction he produces.