Stephen King

King of Horror; master of suspense...

Stephen King

Date of Birth: 21 September, 1947

Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, United States

Stephen King has written over 100 novels and short stories, collected more than 50 awards for writing and his name is now synonymous with horror and science-fiction literature. Carrie, Salem's Lot, Misery, It, The Green Mile and Under The Dome; not only is King a publishing phenomenon, but his books have entered the public consciousness through numerous television and film adaptations.

Book and writing awards

Bram Stoker Award 2002 for Lifetime Achievement, World Fantasy Award, Horror Guild Awards (and International Horror Guild Awards), British Fantasy Awards and more. Out of all of these awards, King has received them several times over.

Similar authors to Stephen King

Philip Pullman, John Grisham and John Irving .

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

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An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. King says he wanted to know what...
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Under the Dome

Under the Dome (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 896 pages
Published: 08/07/2010
Publisher: Hodder Paperback

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3 out of 5

There's a reason why Stephen King is one of the best selling writers in the world ever. He knows how to write stories that suck you in and are... Read more

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Carrie

Carrie (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 10/10/2013
Publisher: Hodder Paperback

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An exciting reissue of Stephen King's debut novel about an outcast teenager with a frightening power which put him on the map and set him on his... Read more

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11.22.63

11.22.63 (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 752 pages
Published: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Hodder Paperback

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4 out of 5

WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? ... Read more

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The Shining

The Shining (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 15/08/2013
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Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes... Read more

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Doctor Sleep (Hardback)

by Stephen King

Format: Hardback 500 pages
Published: 24/09/2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy... Read more

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The Gunslinger - Dark Tower I

The Gunslinger - Dark Tower I (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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3 out of 5

In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last... Read more

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The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Bk. II

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Bk. II (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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In the second novel of King's bestselling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s... Read more

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The Dark Tower: Waste Lands Bk. 3

The Dark Tower: Waste Lands Bk. 3 (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 15/09/2003
Publisher: New English Library Ltd

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Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he... Read more

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Wizard and Glass - Dark Tower IV

Wizard and Glass - Dark Tower IV (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 896 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four... Read more

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Wolves of the Calla - Dark Tower V

Wolves of the Calla - Dark Tower V (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 816 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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In the fifth novel in King's bestselling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves... Read more

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Song of Susannah - Dark Tower VI

Song of Susannah - Dark Tower VI (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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The pivotal sixth instalment in King's bestselling epic fantasy saga provides the key to the quest that defines Roland's life. In the next... Read more

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The Dark Tower - Dark Tower VII

The Dark Tower - Dark Tower VII (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 736 pages
Published: 16/02/2012
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The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark... Read more

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The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel - Dark Tower

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel - Dark Tower (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 28/02/2013
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5 out of 5

THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful... Read more

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Carrie

Carrie (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 13/10/2011
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3 out of 5

An exciting reissue of Stephen King's debut novel about an outcast teenager with a frightening power which put him on the map and set him on his... Read more

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The Green Mile

The Green Mile (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 21/08/2008
Publisher: Gollancz

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The Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain Penitentiary's electric... Read more

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Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 10/11/2011
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4 out of 5

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children... Read more

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It

It (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 1392 pages
Published: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the... Read more

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Misery

Misery (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 07/07/2011
Publisher: Hodder Paperback

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4 out of 5

Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of... Read more

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Cell

Cell (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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3 out of 5

'Civilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the... Read more

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Duma Key

Duma Key (Paperback)

by Stephen King

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 04/08/2011
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4 out of 5

When Edgar Freemantle moves to the remote island of Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn't expect to find much there. But Duma has been waiting... Read more

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