Stephen King

Author

1947 –

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Who is Stephen King?

Stephen Edwin King 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, the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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Born
Sep 21, 1947
Portland
Also known as
  • John Swithen
  • Richard Bachman
  • Stephen Edwin King
  • The King
  • The King of horror
  • Master of Horror
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Scotch-Irish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Maine
    English Language
    (1966 - 1971)
  • Lisbon High School
    ( - 1962)
Employment
  • Professor, Hampden Academy
    (1971 - 1973)
  • University of Maine
Lived in
  • Maine
  • Portland
  • Sarasota
  • Bangor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013