Stephen King

Born21 September, 1947,
Portland, Maine, the United States
ParentsFather: Donald Edwin King,
Mother: Nellie Ruth King
Alma materUniversity of Maine (BA)
OccupationAmerican Author
GenreHorror, Drama, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Suspense, Gothic, Supernatural Fiction
Notable WorksThe Glass Floor, The Shining, The Stand, The Dead Zone
SpouseTabitha Spruce (married, 1971)
ChildrenTwo sons and a daughter

Introduction – About Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (Stephen King), born on 21 September 1947 in Portland, Maine, the United States, is an author from America and is also recognized as the “King of Horror.” He writes in genres such as Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Crime Fiction, Thriller, Suspense and Gothic. 

Since 2006, over 350 million copies of his books have been sold. Many of his books and works have also been embraced as films, comic books, television series, and miniseries. Around two hundred short stories have been authored by him, and some of these have also been published in the book collections. 

Education and Early Childhood

Stephen King’s father’s name was Donald Edwin King, and his mother’s name was Nellie Ruth King. By the World War II end, King’s parents had moved to Maine. His parents’ marriage happened on 23 July 1939 in Maine. His father was working as a traveling vacuum salesman. 

Stephen King and his brother David were primarily raised by his mother when his father left them when Stephen King was only two. His mother raised them sometimes under great financial strain. The family moved to Durham, Maine, when King was eleven years old. 

Stephen King studied at Durham Elementary School and then in 1962, he joined Lisbon High School. In 1966, King got the scholarship, and joined the “University of Maine at Orono.” There, he had also written for “The Maine Campus,” the student newspaper. 

Career As Author and Journey of Stephen King 

The Glass Floor” was his first professional short story to which, in 1967, he sold to “Startling Mystery Stories.” When King graduated from the “University of Maine,” he got a high school teaching certificate. However, he could not find the post of teaching immediately. Then he started selling his short stories to the magazines such as Cavalier. King also worked as an English teacher, in 1971 at the Hampden Academy. 

Stephen King also made his screenwriting debut (1982) and directorial debut (1986) with Maximum Overdrive. King had also written the miniseries in 1999 named “Storm of the Century.” 

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Stephen King’s Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

All through his career, Stephen King has discovered innovative ways to amalgamate the ordinary and supernatural. Stephen King has received many awards, accolades, and honors, the list of which has been provided below:

  • August Derleth Award (British Fantasy Society)
  • Bram Stoker Award (Horror Writers Association)
  • Edgar Award 
  • Locus Awards 
  • Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2003)
  • National Medal of Arts (2014)
  • O. Henry Award (1996)
  • National Magazine Awards 
  • Shirley Jackson Award (2009)
  • World Fantasy Award 
  • Writers for Writers Award (1997) (Poets & Writers Magazine)

Personal Life and Interests – Stephen King 

Stephen King’s wife’s name was Tabitha Spruce, a philanthropist and novelist, and they married on 2 January 1971. They have two sons and a daughter. King’s sons are the authors, and his daughter is a Unitarian Universalist Church Minister in Florida. King is also a baseball fan. 

Famous Books and Work Till Now of Stephen King

Sixty-five novellas/novels are published by Stephen King. Around 200 short stories have been written by him. Five works have been done in the nonfiction genre, and there are twelve collections. 

The count of the works and books of Stephen King are given below:

  1. Carrie – 1974
  2. The Shining – 1977
  3. The Long Walk – 1979 
  4. Roadwork – 1980 
  5. The Running Man – 1981 
  6. The Eyes of the Dragon – 1984 
  7. The Dark Half – 1989 
  8. Needful Things – 1991 
  9. Rose Madder – 1995 
  10. Black House – 2001
  11. Blaze – 2007 
  12. Under the Dome – 2009 
  13. Elevation – 2018 
  14. Billy Summers – 2021 
  15. Fairy Tale – 2022 
  16. Holly – 2023


  1. Danse Macabre – 1981 
  2. Faithful – 2004


  1. Night Shift – 1978 
  2. Skeleton Crew – 1985 
  3. Nightmares & Dreamscapes – 1993 
  4. Everything’s Eventual – 2002
  5. Full Dark, No Stars – 2010 
  6. You Like It Darker – 2024 

Aishwarya Gurg

I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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