Stephen King

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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies[7] and have been made into many movies. He is most known for the novels Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, It, Misery, and the seven-novel series The Dark Tower, which King wrote over a period of 27 years. As of 2010, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories including Night Shift, Skeleton Crew, and Everything's Eventual. Many of his stories are set in his homestate of Maine. He has collaborated with authors Peter Straub and Stewart O'Nan. The novels The Stand, The Talisman, and The Dark Tower series have also been made into comic books, along with the short story N.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, A Nebula Award for his novella The Way Station, and, in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.[8]

King and his wife, Tabitha, have three children, Naomi, Joe and Owen. Tabitha, Joe and Owen are also published writers.

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