Claire Walsh on her relationship with J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard
'For 40 years, author J G Ballard and his partner Claire Walsh enjoyed an unconventional relationship, living in separate homes several miles apart.

'But in the last months of his life as he lay dying of cancer, the novelist finally moved in with Ms Walsh, swapping his suburban home in Shepperton for her flat above a boarded-up shop in Goldhawk Road in west London.

'Today Ms Walsh told the Evening Standard of her devotion to Ballard, author of the bestseller Empire of the Sun, and how she cared for him in the weeks and months before his death yesterday at the age of 78.'

Claire Walsh, the long-term partner of J. G. Ballard, has shared her thoughts and her memories of the great British writer, who passed away earlier this week. The article was published in The Evening Standard, and you can read it in full by clicking here.

Tim Adams has also spoken to Claire Walsh for The Guardian newspaper in a full-length feature that has been published online. You can read it here.