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Stephen King - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Stephen King

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Stephen King, author of Carrie, Christie, Cujo, and It
Stephen King   (1947 - )
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born: 1947
Portland, Maine, United States
 
 
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Stephen King - LIFE STORIES
 
 
9/21/1947     King On Writing & Childhood
On this day in 1947 Stephen King was born. As told in On Writing, his 2000 "memoir of the craft," King's childhood was formative, both "a kind of curriculum vitae" and a "a fogged-out landscape from which occasional memories appear like isolated trees -- the kind that look as if they might like to grab and eat you."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror With Stephen King
by Tim Underwood (Editor), Stephen King
interviews
 
Carrie
fiction
 
Christine
fiction
 
Firestarter
fiction
 
It
fiction
 
Misery
fiction
 
Night Shift
fiction
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
memoirs
 
Pet Sematary
fiction
 
Skeleton Crew
fiction
 
The Dead Zone
fiction
 
The Eyes of the Dragon
by Stephen King, David Palladini (Illustrator
fiction, children
 
The Shining
fiction
 
The Stand: Complete and Uncut
fiction
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY STEPHEN KING AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Stephen King Country: The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror
by George W. Beahm
reference
 
Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work
by George W Beahm
reference, guide
 
Stephen King: America's Best-Loved Boogeyman
by George W. Beahm
biography
 
The Essential Stephen King : A Ranking of the Greatest Novels, Short Stories, Movies, and Other Creations of the World's Most Popular Writer
by Stephen J. Spignesi
non-fiction
 
The Lost Work of Stephen King: A Guide to Unpublished Manuscripts, Story Fragments, Alternative Versions and Oddities
by Stephen J. Spignesi
guide, non-fiction
 
The Shape Under the Sheet: The Stephen King Encyclopedia Signed-Limited Edition
by Stephen J. Spignesi, Katherine Flickenger Stephen R. Bissette
reference
 
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Charnel House
Find analysis and critques of over 30 works, including Carrie, Gerald's Game, The Green Mile, The Running Man, The Tommyknockers, The Shining, and the Dark Tower series. Also features interviews, a compendium of frequently asked questions, and information about King biographies Stephen Spignesi and George Beahm.
Horror King.com
A large fan site offers an extended biography, short plot and character descriptions for all of King's works, a variety of interviews, information about film adaptations including Apt Pupil, Carrie, Cats Eye, and Children Of The Corn, discussion board, links, and more.

"Much of King's early works were science fiction based, but because he lacked the scientific grounding, they tended to be a bit thin on detail, but still excellent for someone of his age. Stephens interest in horror writing began in 1959 when he found a box of old science-fiction and horror magazines at his Aunt's house. Inspired by such writers as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Robert Bloch abd Jack Finney, he began thinking more about horror writing, and published "I Was A Teenage Grave Robber" in comics review later that year. Despite this early publication, Stephen King's first professional sale occurred in 1967 when Startling Mystery Stories accepted his story The Glass Floor.

King said in an interview in 1988: 'I have a sense of injustice that came, I think ... My mother was a single parent. Her husband deserted her when I was 2, and she went through a lot of menial jobs. We were the little people. We were dragged from pillar to post, and there was none of this equal opportunity stuff going on at that time. We were latchkey kids before there were latchkey kids, and she was a female wage earner when, basically, women did scut work and cleaned up other people's messes. And she never complained about it a lot. But I wasn't dumb and I wasn't blind. And I got a sense of who was being taken advantage of and who was lording it over the other people. A lot of that sense of injustice stayed. It stuck with me, and it's still in the books today.'"
StephenKing.com
This official website offers a biography, news about the writer, photo gallery, answers to frequently asked questions, bibliography, message board, and a miscellany of other information about the writer. Also home to the official Dark Tower website.
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