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Stephen King

American author

1947   -  


genre: horror literature, fantasy, science fiction, drama, epistolary fiction, Gothic literature, post-apocalyptic fiction, thriller, detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Lisbon High School, University of Maine
occupation: television producer, science fiction writer, actor, columnist, screenwriter, journalist, director, teacher, novelist, writer, film director
award received: Goodreads Choice Awards
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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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 63 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.
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