Stephen King

Biography

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he 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, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

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As Amazon Appeals To Ebook Authors In Hachette Dispute, Bestselling Writers Take Out Ad Against The Online Bookseller

10th August 2014 -

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It’s no secret that times have been tough for both authors and traditional publishers since the advent of Amazon. Recently, the conflict has received renewed attention because of the lengthy court battle with publisher Hachette...

Amazon Respond to AuthorsUnited's Criticism

10th August 2014 -

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The argument between online sales giant Amazon and publisher Hachette Book Group has been rumbling on for a while, but now a group of over 900 authors have banded together to publish an open letter...

900 Authors Take Out Ad "To Stop Amazon Harming Livelihoods"

9th August 2014 -

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Over 900 authors including JK Rowling, James Patterson and Donna Tartt, have backed a full-page ad in the New York Times, calling on Amazon "to stop harming the livelihood of the authors on whom it...

Stephen King "Used The Wrong Word" To Describe Dylan Farrow's Sex Abuse Claims

6th February 2014 -

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Stephen King has been compelled to apologise profusely after comments that he made regarding Woody Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her claims that her father sexually abused her when she was a young girl. In...

Hilarious & Terrifying 'Carrie' Prank Stuns Coffee Shop Customers [Video]

9th October 2013 -

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Ahead of the November release of the modern reboot of Stephen King's horror classic, Carrie, promotions are underway to build up as much buzz around the new movie as possible. The team chose to pull...

Stephen King Performs A Masterstroke With The Horror Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

29th September 2013 -

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The long-awaited sequel to Stephen King's 1977 horror classic 'The Shining' has finally been released in the form of 'Doctor Sleep' which was published on September 24th 2013.'The Shining' cemented King's dominance in the horror...

'Doctor Sleep' Released: 5 Of The Weirdest 'The Shining' Conspiracies

24th September 2013 -

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Fans of Stephen King will be excited to learn that he has finally penned a follow-up to his 1977 horror novel, The Shining. Entitled Doctor Sleep, the new book will return to the characters of...

Stephen King Will Follow-Up 'The Shining' Story In New Book, 'Doctor Sleep'

20th September 2013 -

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Stephen King has a new book coming out, but with his latest release the literary champion has promised something a little extra as he revisits one of his most famous works: The Shining. His new...

Stephen King Will Pick Up Where 'The Shining' Left Off With 'Doctor Sleep'

19th September 2013 -

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Stephen King will pay Danny Torrance another visit as he returns to one of his most celebrated and famous works to date; The Shining. King has finished writing Doctor Sleep, the follow-up to the well-known...

'Under The Dome' Debuts On UK TV After US Success: Are Critics Won Over?

20th August 2013 -

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Under The Dome, the premise is simple: the residents of small American town Chester's Mill find themselves separated from the rest of the world by a giant physical barrier, known as 'the dome.' No one...

UK Gets Stephen King's 'Under The Dome,' Tonight

19th August 2013 -

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The trials, tribulations and population of Chester's Mill – the fictional town in which Under The Dome, Stephen King's sci-fi drama is set – will become all too familiar to UK TV audiences tonight (Mon,...

'50 Shades' Author E.L James Rakes It In As Forbes' Richest Author

13th August 2013 -

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They say sex sells, and now author EL James can attest, as the Fifty Shades of Grey creator perches on top of Forbes' author rich list. Amazingly, on the back of her raunchy trilogy alone,...

CBS Wins Bidding War For Steven Spielberg's Astronaut Series 'Extant'

8th August 2013 -

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Steven Spielberg's futuristic thriller Extant - a serialized drama - has been picked up by CBS Television Studios for next summer. Spielberg, Greg Walker and Mickey Fisher, who penned the script, will executive producer alongside...

New Steven Spielberg Series, 'Extant,' Green-Lit By CBS

8th August 2013 -

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Steven Spielberg's newest television project, Under The Dome, is proving to be the latest success for CBS in it's late night programming. In a bid to capitalise on this current run of success, the TV...

CBS Stepping Back 'Under The Dome,' and Stephen King's Invited

30th July 2013 -

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The televisual adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Under the Dome, will be coming back as CBS have ordered another season of the mystery/horror/drama. Not only will fans get more of their favourite dome-based action,...

Stephen King on J.K. Rowling's Pseudonym - 'What a Pleasure'

16th July 2013 -

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J.K. Rowling was living out Stephen King’s dream when she wrote The Cuckoo's Calling as Robert Galbraith, enjoying the anonymity bestowed on her by that pseudonym. King, who wrote under the name Richard Bachman, praised...

JK Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' And Other Famous Authors Who Suffered Publisher's Rejection

15th July 2013 -

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J.K. Rowling's latest work, The Cuckoo's Calling, was turned down by at least one publisher. Yesterday (Sunday 14th July), Kate Mills of Orion publishing house admitted she had rejected the novel. This was following Rowling's...

Stephen King's 'Under The Dome' "Could Be Just What We've Needed"

26th June 2013 -

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Stephen King's novel Under the Dome, adapted into a miniseries, aired yesterday (June 25, 2013) in the US and has been met with favourable reviews. The horror writer's 2009 novel had a huge audience of...

Richard Matheson, Author Of 'I Am Legend', Dies

25th June 2013 -

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Richard Matheson has led a long and interesting life. Born in Brooklyn he started his writing career when some of his short stories were published in 1950. The author's subsequent career, spanning 60 years, including...

Renowned 'Smart Sci-Fi' Writer Richard Matheson Passes Away

25th June 2013 -

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Richard Matheson, the man behind such noted titles as I Am Legend and countless The Twilight Zone episodes, passed away on Sunday (June 23), aged 87. A writer for film, television and in the traditional...

Stuck In Love

26th March 2013 -

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William Borgens was once a highly regarded novelist, however after a heart-breaking divorce with his wife Erica who left him for a younger, more handsome man, he hasn't been able to write a single word....

Stephen King Adaptation 'Under The Dome' Will Star Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre

20th February 2013 -

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Rachelle Lefevre will be joining the new CBS sci-fi drama Under the Dome, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Twilight star is pegged to play the role of Julia, an investigative reporter who has recently...

Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' Adapted for the Small Screen

29th November 2012 -

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Some of the best films ever made have been Stephen King adaptations. The Green Mile, It, The Shining and Carrie are all Stephen King originals. Incidentally Carrie is being remade and, released next year, will...

Shawshank Redemption 'Most Inspiring Movie'

13th September 2007 -

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Shawshank Redemption, the 1995 film starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, has been named as the most inspirational movie by a poll of film fans.The tear-jerking film, which was based on Stephen King's novel, sees...

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