Stephen King

American writer (born 1947)

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American writer from Maine. He writes scary horror novels. His books and stories have sold more than 300 million copies.[1] He has written more than fifty novels, two hundred short stories, and nine collections of short fiction.[2]

Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King
BornStephen Edwin King
(1947-09-21) September 21, 1947 (age 76)
Portland, Maine
Pen nameRichard Bachman
Notable worksMisery, It, The Green Mile, Cujo, The Dark Tower series
SpouseTabitha King

King's first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974. Many of his stories have been made into movies or television programs. The movies and programs include The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Misery, Pet Sematary, It (the miniseries) and the 2017 movie It.

King has written some of his books under the name "Richard Bachman". He collaborated with Peter Straub on others.

King's highest rated books (as rated by readers) include Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, Misery, It, Cujo, The Dark Tower, Under the Dome and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.[2]

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine. His mother's name is Nelie Ruth and his father's name is Donald Edwin King.[3]

Stephen King's house in Bangor

King and his wife Tabitha own three different houses. One house is in Bangor, Maine, one is in Lovell, Maine and one is in Sarasota, Florida. Stephen and Tabitha have three children and three grandchildren.[4]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "The 10 greatest Stephen King horror novels according to Goodreads". Ink Tank. 23 October 2013.
  3. " - Ancestry of Stephen King". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
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