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Birth Date: 21 September 1947
Birth Place: Portland
Known as: | Stephen Edwin King | | Richard Bachman | | John Swithen |
Sex: male
Awards: | National Book Award | | Edgar Awards | | Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire | | Bram Stoker Awards | | Bram Stoker Awards | | Bram Stoker Awards | | Bram Stoker Award for Novel | | Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction | | Bram Stoker Award for Novel | | Bram Stoker Award for Novel | | National Medal of Arts | | Edgar Awards | | Edgar Awards | | Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire | | O. Henry Award | | Shirley Jackson Award for Single-Author Collection | | Goodreads Choice Awards |
Nomitations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Miniseries Nebula Award for Best Script Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
Birth date: 21 September 1947
Birth place: Portland
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Father: Donald Edwin King
Mother: Nellie Pillsbury
Spouses: | Tabitha King |
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Children: | Joe Hill | | Owen King | | Naomi King |
Native languages: | English |
Writing languages: | English |
All languages: | English | | Spanish |
Political parties: | Democratic Party |
Member of: Rock Bottom Remainders
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Also known as: | Stephen Edwin King | | Richard Bachman | | John Swithen |
Native name: Stephen King (English)
Birth name: Stephen Edwin King (English)
Married name: None
Family name: | King |
Pseudonyms: | Richard Bachman |
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Copyright: works protected by copyrights
Citizenship: | United States of America |
Events: | car collision |
Medical conditions: | alcoholism | | cocaine dependence |
Residence: | Portland | | Bangor | | Fort Wayne | | Stratford |
Net worth: 400,000,000 United States dollar
Education: | Lisbon High School | | University of Maine | | Hampden Academy | | Lisbon Falls High School |
Influenced by: | Bram Stoker | | Edgar Allan Poe | | Shirley Jackson | | H. P. Lovecraft | | Richard Matheson | | Ray Bradbury | | John D. MacDonald | | Don Robertson | | Burton Hatlen |
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Described by: | Obalky | | Medvik | | Medvik | | Metropolitan Museum of Art Constituent Database |
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Work period start: 1959
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Floruit: | 1971 |
Genres: - horror literature - - fantasy - - science fiction - - drama - - epistolary fiction - - Gothic literature - - post-apocalyptic fiction - - thriller - - detective fiction -
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Occupation: | television producer | | science fiction writer | | actor | | columnist | | screenwriter | | journalist | | director | | teacher | | novelist | | writer | | film director |
Employer: | Hampden Academy |
Owner of: The Zone Corporation
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Stephen King Biography and Interesting Facts

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture, his books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 64 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature.

Early life

King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. His father, Donald Edwin King, a travelling vacuum salesman after returning from World War II, was born in Indiana with the surname Pollock, changing it to King as an adult. King's mother was Nellie Ruth King (née Pillsbury). His parents were married in Scarborough, Maine on July 23, 1939. Shortly afterwards, they lived with Donald's family in Chicago before moving to Croton-on-Hudson, New York. King's parents returned to Maine towards the end of World War II, living in a modest house in Scarborough. When King was two, his father left the family. His mother raised him and his older brother David by herself, sometimes under great financial strain. They moved from Scarborough and depended on relatives in Chicago; Croton-on-Hudson; West De Pere, Wisconsin; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Malden, Massachusetts; and Stratford, Connecticut. When King was 11, his family moved to Durham, Maine, where his mother cared for her parents until their deaths. She then became a caregiver in a local residential facility for the mentally challenged. King was raised Methodist, but lost his belief in organized religion while in high school. While no longer religious, he says he chooses to believe in the existence of God.As a child, King apparently witnessed one of his friends being struck and killed by a train, though he has no memory of the event. His family told him that after leaving home to play with the boy, King returned speechless and seemingly in shock. Only later did the family learn of the friend's death. Some commentators have suggested that this event may have psychologically inspired some of King's darker works, but King makes no mention of it in his memoir On Writing (2000). He related in detail his primary inspiration for wri ... Read full biography