Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and his short story "The Man in the Black Suit" received the O. Henry Award. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Read more about Stephen King: Early Life, Education and Early Career, 1970s–1980s Work, Car Accident and Thoughts of Retirement, 2000s Work, 2010s Work, Collaborations, Appearances and Adaptations in Other Media, Political Activism, Personal Life, Awards
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... received widespread attention when renowned author Stephen King's review of it, called "How to Bury a Book," was published in Entertainment Weekly ... While King lauds, at length, the novel's complexity, "narrative voice full of humor and sadness," and suspense, he issues a scathing attack on its publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, for poor marketing ... —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, April 15, 2007 King's review resulted in increased sales of Fieldwork ...
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... Stephen King Goes to the Movies is a short story collection by Stephen King, released in paperback on January 20, 2009 ... At the end a list of King's top ten favorite film adaptations of his work is included ... This is Stephen King's first collection of previously collected material ...
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