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Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana and in Stratford, Connecticut.

Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and then Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, The Maine Campus. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level.

He and Tabitha Spruce married in January of 1971. He met Tabitha in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University of Maine at Orono, where they both worked as students. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines.

Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many of these were later gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.

In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co. accepted the novel Carrie for publication. That year, Stephen learned that a major paperback sale would provide him with the means to leave teaching and write full-time. Carrie was published in the spring of 1974 and King has been writing ever since.

Stephen and Tabitha now spend winters in Florida and the remainder of the year at their Bangor and Center Lovell homes. They have three children: Naomi Rachel, Joe Hill and Owen Phillip, and four grandchildren. Stephen and Tabitha provide scholarships for local high school students and contribute to many other local and national charities.

His website: www.stephenking.com

Similar authors: Clive Barker, Joe Hill, Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon


Mr. Mercedes
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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep
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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Black House
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Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub

Full Dark, No Stars
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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Just After Sunset
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Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Cell
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Cell by Stephen King

To see Stephen King's bibliography and awards, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Bachman, Richard (King, Stephen) - Regulators, The (First Edition)
Bachman, Richard (King, Stephen) - Regulators, The (First Edition)
1996 NY: Ballantine  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dustjacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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Druse, Eleanor (King, Stephen) - Journals of Eleanor Druse, The (First Edition)
Druse, Eleanor (King, Stephen) - Journals of Eleanor Druse, The (First Edition)
2004 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Bag of Bones (First UK)
King, Stephen - Bag of Bones (First UK)
1998 LON: Hodder & Stroughton  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Blockade Billy (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Blockade Billy (First Edition)
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King, Stephen - Cell (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Cell (First Edition)
2006 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Dark Half, The (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Dark Half, The (First Edition)
1989 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Dark Half, The (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Dark Half, The (First Edition)
1989 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, near-fine (some page toning) in a near-fine dust jacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (First Edition)
2004 NY: Grant   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Desperation (First Limited Edition)
King, Stephen - Desperation (First Limited Edition)
Limited Edition Hardcover. 1996 NH: Grant Publishing  First limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread and slip-cased. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - From a Buick 8 (First Edition)
King, Stephen - From a Buick 8 (First Edition)
2002 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Full Dark, No Stars (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Full Dark, No Stars (First Edition)
Hardcover. 2010 NY: Simon and Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Gerald's Game (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Gerald's Game (First Edition)
1992 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The (First Edition)
1999 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Green Mile, The (1st Thus UK Trade Paperback)
King, Stephen - Green Mile, The (1st Thus UK Trade Paperback)
Author Trade Paperback  1996 LON: Orion First (thus) UK trade paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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King, Stephen - Hearts in Atlantis (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Hearts in Atlantis (First Edition)
1989 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Insomnia (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Insomnia (First Edition)
First Edition Hardcover 1994 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Insomnia (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Insomnia (First Edition)
First Edition Hardcover 1994 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Just After Sunset (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Just After Sunset (First Edition)
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King, Stephen - Revival (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Revival (First Edition)
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King, Stephen - Rose Madder (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Rose Madder (First Edition)
1995 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dustjacket. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - The Shining  (Signed First Edition)
King, Stephen - Shining, The (Signed First Edition)
1977 LON: Doubleday, first edition, first printing, very-fine in a very-fine dust jacket, signed by the author.
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King, Stephen - Storm of the Century: Screenplay (1st Trade Paperback)
King, Stephen - Storm of the Century: Screenplay (1st Trade Paperback)
First Trade Paperback  1999 NY: Pocket Books First Trade Paperback edition screenplay, later printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

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King, Stephen - Wind Through the Keyhole, The (First Edition)
King, Stephen - Wind Through the Keyhole, The (First Edition)
First Edition Hardcover  April 2012 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Unsigned. New Arrival!

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Stephen King Bibliography


The Dark Tower Series

1. The Gunslinger (1982)
2. The Drawing of the Three (1985)
3. The Waste Lands (1991)
4. Wizard and Glass (1997)
5. Wolves of the Calla (2003)
6. Song of Susannah (2004)
7. The Dark Tower (2004)
8. Everything's Eventual (2002)
9. Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)


Talisman (with Peter Straub)

1. The Talisman (1984)
2. Black House (2001)
3. The Talisman and Black House (omnibus) (2003)

4. The Talisman and Black House (Collector's Edition Signed by Peter Straub) (2012)


The Green Mile

1. The Two Dead Girls (1996)
2. The Mouse on the Mile (1996)
3. Coffey's Hands (1996)
4. The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix (1996)
5. Night Journey (1996)
6. Coffey on the Mile (1996)


Other Novels

The Star Invaders (1964)
Carrie (1974)
Salem's Lot (1975)
The Shining (1977)
The Stand (1978)
The Dead Zone (1979)
Firestarter (1980)
Cujo (1981)
The Mist (1981)
Pet Sematary (1982)
Christine (1983)
Cycle of the Werewolf (1984)
It (1986)
The Eyes of the Dragon (1986)
The Tommyknockers (1987)
Misery (1987)
The Dark Half (1989)
The Stand, the Complete and Uncut Edition (1990)
Needful Things (1991)
Dolores Claiborne (1992)
Gerald's Game (1992)
Insomnia (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script (1994) (with Frank Darabont)
Rose Madder (1995)
Desperation (1996)
The Green Mile (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)
Duma Key (2008)
Under the Dome (2009)
11/22/63 (2011)
Doctor Sleep (2013)
Mr. Mercedes (2014)


Omnibus

Selected Works (1983)
Carrie / the Tommyknockers (1994)
Desperation / Regulators (1997) (writing as Richard Bachman)
Stephen King Omnibus (1997)


Collections

People, Places, and Things (1963) (with Chris Chesley)
Night Shift (1978)
Different Seasons (1982)
Skeleton Crew (1985)
Four Past Midnight (1990)
Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993)
Gray Matter: And Other Stories (1993)
Six Stories (1997)
Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
Blood and Smoke (audio) (1999)
Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction On The Craft Of Writing (2000)
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002)
The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales (2002)
The Secretary of Dreams (2006)
Just After Sunset (2008)
Stephen King Goes To The Movies (2009)
Road Rage (2009) (with Joe Hill and Richard Matheson)
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)


Chapbooks

Silver Bullet (1985)
My Pretty Pony (1989)
The Library Policeman (1991)
Lawnmower Man (1992)
Umney's Last Case (1995)
Apt Pupil (1998)
Quitter's Inc. (1999)
LT's Theory of Pets (2001)


Plays

Storm of the Century (1999)


Graphic Novels

American Vampire Vol. 1 (2010) (with Rafael Albuquerque and Scott Snyder)
The Talisman: Vol. 1: The Road of Trials (2010) (with Peter Straub)


Novellas

The Breathing Method (1984)
The Langoliers (1990)
Secret Window, Secret Garden (1991)
Four Past Midnight: The Sun Dog (1993)
The Body (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Two Past Midnight: Secret Window (1994)
Riding the Bullet (2001)
Secret Window (2004)
Stationary Bike (2006)
The Gingerbread Girl (2008)
Blockade Billy (2010)
Ur (2010)


Series Contributed To

Transgressions (with Lawrence Block, John Farris) - Terror's Echo (2005)
Best American Short Stories (with Katrina Kenison) - The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)


Non-Fiction

Danse Macabre (1980)
Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques (1988) (with f-stop Fitzgerald)
Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America With Three Cords and an Attitude (1994) (with Dave Barry, Tabitha King, Barbara Kingsolver and Amy Tan)
Stephen King Live (1999)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)
The WaveDancer Benefit (2002) (with Pat Conroy, John Grisham and Peter Straub)
Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the 2004 Season (2004) (with Stewart O'Nan)
Building Bridges: Stephen King Live at the National Book Awards (2004)


Anthologies containing stories by Stephen King

Tales of Unknown Horror (1976)
Chamber of Horrors (1978)
Shadows (1978)
The Year's Finest Fantasy (1978)
More Tales of Unknown Horror (1979)
The Year's Best Horror Stories VII (1979)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
The 21st Pan Book of Horror Stories (1980)
Dark Forces (1980)
New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980)
New Terrors 2 (1980)
The 17th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1981)
Fantasy Annual III (1981)
Fantasy Annual IV (1981)
The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1981)
Modern Masters of Horror (1981)
Shadows 4 (1981)
The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book (1983)
Realms of Darkness (1985)
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985)
The Year's Best Horror Stories XIII (1985)
Horrors (1986)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
Masques 2 (1987)
Dark Visions (1988)
Horror Stories (1988)
The Mammoth Book of Short Horror Novels (1988)
Prime Evil (1988)
Book of the Dead (1989)
Dark Voices: The Best from the Pan Book of Horror Stories (1990)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
I Shudder at Your Touch (1992)
Midnight Graffiti (1992)
First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors (1993)
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories (1994)
Young Blood (1994)
Dark Love (1995)
Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films (1995)
The Vampire Omnibus (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
American Gothic Tales (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
The Best of the Best (1997)
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997)
Dancing with the Dark (1997)
Robert Bloch's Psychos (1997)
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular Culture (1998)
Legends (1998)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
999 (1999)
A Haunting Collection (1999)
Tales of The Cthulhu Mythos (1999)
Technohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and Intrigue (1999)
Vintage Science Fiction (1999)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)


Short Stories

Cain Rose Up (1968)
Here There Be Tygers (1968)
The Reaper's Image (1969)
Graveyard Shift (1970)
I Am the Doorway (1971)
Battleground (1972)
The Mangler (1972)
The Boogeyman (1973)
Gray Matter (1973)
Trucks (1973)
Night Surf (1974)
Sometimes They Come Back (1974)
The Lawnmower Man (1975)
Salem's Lot (excerpt) (1975)
Strawberry Spring (1975)
I Know What You Need (1976)
The Ledge (1976)
The Cat from Hell (1977)
Children of the Corn (1977)
The Man Who Loved Flowers (1977)
One for the Road (1977)
The Gunslinger (1978)
Jerusalem's Lot (1978)
The Last Rung on the Ladder (1978)
The Night of the Tiger (1978)
Nona (1978)
Quitters, Inc. (1978)
The Woman in the Room (1978)
The Crate (1979)
Big Wheels (1980)
Crouch End (1980)
The Mist (1980)
The Monkey (1980)
The Way Station (1980)
The Wedding Gig (1980)
The Jaunt (1981)
The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands (1981)
The Reach (1981) aka Do the Dead Sing?
Apt Pupil (1982)
Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (1982)
The Body (1982)
The Breathing Method (1982)
Morning Deliveries (1982)
The Raft (1982)
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982)
Survivor Type (1982)
Uncle Clayton (1983)
Uncle Otto's Truck (1983)
The Word Processor (1983)
Word Processor of the Gods (1983)
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet (1984)
Gramma (1984)
Mrs Todd's Shortcut (1984)
The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson (1984)
Beachworld (1985)
For Owen (1985)
Paranoid: A Chant (1985)
The End of the Whole Mess (1986)
The Fifth Quarter (1986)
Popsy (1987)
Dedication (1988)
The Night Flier (1988)
The Reploids (1988)
Sneakers (1988)
Dolan's Cadillac (1989)
Home Delivery (1989)
The Langoliers (1989)
The Library Policeman (1989)
My Pretty Pony (1989)
Rainy Season (1989)
Secret Window, Secret Garden (1989)
The Sun Dog (1989)
The Moving Finger (1990)
It Grows on You (1991)
Chattery Teeth (1992)
You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (1992)
Brooklyn August (1993)
The Doctor's Case (1993)
Head Down (1993)
The House on Maple Street (1993)
Sorry, Right Number (1993)
Suffer the Little Children (1993)
The Ten O'Clock People (1993)
Umney's Last Case (1993)
The Man in The Black Suit (1994)
Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (1995)
Autopsy Room Four (1997)
Blind Willie (1997)
Everything's Eventual (1997)
L.T.'s Theory of Pets (1997)
Lucky Quarter (1997)
The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998)
That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French (1998)
Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling (1999)
Low Men in Yellow Coats (1999)
Riding the Bullet (1999)
The Road Virus Heads North (1999)
Why We're in Vietnam (1999)
1408 (2000)
In the Deathroom (2000)


Awards

Click here to see a complete list of Awards and Nominations on Stephen King's website

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