King, Stephen (1947 - )

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, General Fiction, Horror, Non-Fiction, Short Stories

Stephen King (aka Richard Bachman) is the pre-eminent Maine modern popular fiction writer. The Maine master of horror was born in Portland, attended Durham Elementary School and Lisbon High, and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in English in 1970. He married another Maine writer, Tabitha (Spruce) King, in 1971.

A prolific and highly popular author, many of his works have been adapted to film, television series, mini-series and movie. Always on the cutting edge, he has embraced the medium of the graphic novel as well as on-line publishing, creating titles which are only available online.

King was the 2003 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. The annual award was created in to celebrate an American author who has enriched the literary landscape through a lifetime of service or body of work.

Selected Bibliography

  • Carrie (l974)
  • Salem's Lot (l975)
  • The Shining (l977)
  • The Stand (l978)
  • The Dead Zone (l979)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (l982), first in series
  • It (1986)
  • Misery (l987)
  • The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three (l987), second in series
  • Tommyknockers (l987)
  • The Waste Lands (l99l), third in series
  • The Dark Tower: Wizard & Glass (1997), fourth in series
  • Bag of Bones (1998)
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
  • Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
  • The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla (2003), fifth in series
  • The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah (2004), sixth in series
  • The Dark Tower (Nov. 2004), seventh and final book in The Dark Tower series
  • Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season with Stewart O'Nan (2004)
  • The Colorado Kid (2005)
  • Cell: A Novel (2006)
  • Lisey's Story (2006)
  • Duma Key (2008)
  • Under the Dome (2009)
  • Danse Macabre (2010)
  • Blockade Billy (2010)
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)
  • Joyland (2013)
  • Mr. Mercedes (2014) Edgar Award Winner
  • Revival: A Novel (2014)
  • Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories (2015)
  • Finder's Keeper's (2015)
  • The Gunslinger (2016)
  • End of Watch: A Novel (2016)
  • Gwendy's Button Box (2017) with Richard Chizmar
  • Sleeping Beauties: A Novel (2017)
  • Elevation (2018)
  • The Outsider: A Novel (2018)
  • The Institute: A Novel (2019)
  • If It Bleeds: New Fiction (2020)

As Richard Bachman

  • Rage (l977)
  • The Long Walk (l979)
  • Roadwork (l98l)
  • The Running Man (l982)
  • Thinner (l984)
  • The Regulators (l996)
  • Blaze (2007)

Selected Resources

  • The Essential Stephen King: The Greatest Novels Short Stories, Movies, and Other Creations of the World's Most Popular Writer, edited by Stephen J. Pignesi,(2001) - Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance, Vol. 1 by Robin Furth (2003)
  • Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King edited by Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller (1989)
  • Stephen King from A to Z by George Beahm(1998)
  • Reading Stephen King (1997) by Brenda Miller Power et al
  • The Lost Work of Stephen King by Stephen Spignesi (1998)
  • The Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of the King of Horror (2001) by Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, and Hank Wagner

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