Stephen King

Stephen King
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Stephen King, born in September 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA, is an American author writing horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold in excess of 350 million copies worldwide with many being adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. He was written over 60 fiction novels and 5 non-fiction books.

He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach at high school level. He taught English classes at the Hampden Academy in Maine for a couple of years before quitting when his novel, Carrie, was accepted for publication – this was his fourth novel but the first to be accepted for publication.

Among many awards for his writing, he has received the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the British Fantasy Society Award.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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Books in order:

Bill Hodges Series
Mr. Mercedes (2014)
Finders Keepers (2015)
End of Watch (2016)

Gwendy’s Button Box Series (with Richard Chizmar)
Gwendy’s Button Box (2017)
Gwendy’s Magic Feather (2019)
Gwendy’s Final Task (2022)

The Dark Tower Series
The Gunslinger (1982)
The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Waste Lands (1991)
Wizard and Glass (1997)
Wolves of the Calla (2003)
Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower (2004)
The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)

The Green Mile Series
The Two Dead Girls (1996)
The Mouse on the Mile (1996)
Coffey’s Hands (1996)
The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix (1996)
The Night Journey (1996)
Coffey on the Mile (1996)

The Outsider Series
The Outsider (2018)
If It Bleeds (2020)

The Secretary of Dreams Series
The Secretary of Dreams (2006)
The Secretary of Dreams 2 (2010)

The Shining Series
The Shining (1977)
Doctor Sleep (2013)

The Talisman Series (with Peter Straub)
The Talisman (1984)
Black House (2001)

Standalone Novels
Carrie (1974)
‘Salem’s Lot (1975)
Rage (as Richard Bachman) (1977)
The Stand (1978)
The Long Walk (as Richard Bachman) (1979)
The Dead Zone (1979)
Firestarter (1980)
Roadwork (as Richard Bachman) (1981)
Cujo (1981)
The Running Man (as Richard Bachman) (1982)
Christine (1983)
Pet Sematary (1983)
Thinner (as Richard Bachman) (1984)
It (1986)
The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)
Misery (1987)
The Tommyknockers (1987)
One Past Midnight: The Langoliers (1989)
The Dark Half (1989)
Needful Things (1991)
Gerald’s Game (1992)
Dolores Claiborne (1992)
Insomnia (1994)
Rose Madder (1995)
Desperation (1996)
The Regulators (as Richard Bachman) (1996)
Bag of Bones (1998)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
Dreamcatcher (2001)
From a Buick 8 (2002)
The Colorado Kid (2005)
Cell (2006)
Lisey’s Story (2006)
Blaze (as Richard Bachman) (2007)
Duma Key (2008)
Under the Dome (2009)
11/22/63 (2011)
Joyland (2013)
Revival (2014)
Sleeping Beauties (with Owen King) (2017)
Elevation (2018)
The Institute (2019)
Later (2021)
Billy Summers (2021)
Fairy Tale (2022)
Holly (2023)

Shory Story Collections
Night Shift (1978)
Different Seasons (1982)
Skeleton Crew (1985)
Four Past Midnight (1990)
Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993)
The Man in the Black Suit (1994)
The Green Mile (1997)
Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
Blood and Smoke (1999)
Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (2000)
Everything’s Eventual (2002)
Just After Sunset (2008)
N (2008)
Stephen King Goes to the Movies (2009)
In the Deathroom and Lunch at the Gotham Café (2010)
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)
Road Rage (2012)
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2018)

Non-Fiction Books
Danse Macabre (1981)
Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King (1988)
Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques (1988)
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King (1989)
On Writing (1999)
Faithful (2004)
Guns (2013)
Hearts in Suspension (2016)

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