Stephen King Profile and Books

Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland Maine in 1947. When he was only 2 years old, his father left the family, so Stephen and his older brother were raised in difficult financial circumstances.

King showed an early interest in reading horror and began writing while still at school. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine. While at University he worked in a number of part-time jobs, wrote for the student newspaper and sold his first short story. After University he worked as teacher but continued to write. Kings’s first novel ‘Carrie’ was published when King was still in his twenties.

Over the years he has been a prolific writer with many of his novels adapted for film. He considered retirement in 1999 after a severe car accident, but continues to produce a novel most years.

King and his wife Tabitha spend their time between three houses. They have three children and four grandchildren. They donate to various literary, life-saving and homeless organisations.

Novels

  • Carrie (1974)
  • ‘Salem’s Lot (1975)
  • The Shining (1977)
  • Rage (1977) (Published under pseudonym Richard Bachman)
  • The Stand (1978)
  • The Long Walk (1979) (Published under pseudonym Richard Bachman)
  • The Dead Zone (1979)
  • Firestarter (1980)
  • Roadwork (1981)
  • Cujo (1981)
  • The Running Man (1982) (Published under pseudonym Richard Bachman)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Pet Sematary (1983)
  • Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)
  • The Talisman (1984)
  • Thinner (1984)
  • It (1986)
  • The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)
  • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
  • Misery (1987)
  • The Tommyknockers (1987)
  • The Dark Half (1989)
  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)
  • Needful Things (1991)
  • Gerald’s Game (1992)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1992)
  • Insomnia (1994)
  • Rose Madder (1995)
  • The Green Mile (1996)
  • Desperation (1996)
  • The Regulators (1996)
  • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
  • Bag of Bones (1998)
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
  • Dreamcatcher (2001)
  • Black House (2001) (Written with Peter Straub)
  • From a Buick 8 (2002)
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
  • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)
  • The Colorado Kid (2005)
  • Cell (2006)
  • Lisey’s Story (2006)
  • Blaze (2007)
  • Duma Key (2008)
  • Under the Dome (2009)
  • 11/22/63 (2011)
  • The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)
  • Joyland (2013)
  • Doctor Sleep (2013)
  • Mr. Mercedes (2014 ) (Bill Hodges Trilogy#1)
  • Revival (2014)
  • Finders Keepers (2015 ) (Bill Hodges Trilogy#2)
  • End of Watch/The Suicide Prince (2016) (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3)
  • Sleeping Beauties (written with Owen King) (2017)
  • Gwendy’s Button Box (written with Richard Chizmar) (2017)
  • The Outsider (2018)
  • Elevation (2018)

Collections

  • Night Shift (1978)
  • Different Seasons (1982)
  • Skeleton Crew (1985)
  • The Bachman Books (1985)
  • Four Past Midnight (1990)
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes (1993)
  • Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
  • Everything’s Eventual (2002)
  • Just After Sunset (2008)
  • Full Dark, No Stars (2010)
  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015)

Nonfiction

  • Danse Macabre (1981)
  • Nightmares in the Sky (1988)
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)
  • Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (2000)
  • Faithful (2005) (Written with Stewart O’Nan )
  • Hearts in Suspension (2016 ) (Written with various others)

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