STEPHEN KING Biography - Writers


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Name: Stephen Edwin King                                                         
Born September 21, 1947 Portland, Maine, United States                           
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of more than   
200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror and fantasy novels. King was     
the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished     
Contribution to American Letters, and his numerous literary awards place him     
among the most-honored horror authors in recent history.                         
King evinces a thorough knowledge of the horror genre, as shown in his 1981       
nonfiction book Danse Macabre, which chronicles several decades of notable works 
in literature, cinema, television and radio. He has also written stories outside 
the horror genre, including the novella collection Different Seasons, The Green   
Mile, The Eyes of the Dragon, Hearts in Atlantis and his self-described "magnum   
opus," The Dark Tower series. In the past, Stephen King has written under the     
pen names Richard Bachman and (once) John Swithen.