Stephen King Biography

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for horror novels. King's extremely popular books are among the best-selling ever. King's stories frequently involve an unremarkable protagonist´┐Żmiddle-class families, children, and often writers´┐Żbeing submerged into increasingly horrifying circumstances.

He also produces more typical literary work, including the novellas The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (later adapted as the movies Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption, respectively), as well as The Green Mile.

King evinces a thorough knowledge of the horror genre, as shown in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre, which chronicles several decades of notable works in both literature and cinema.



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The radical, rockstar philosopher and his 'dangerous' ideas (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2018   11:04 am
Philosophers may be called "dangerous" for their ideas, can be flamboyantly idiosyncratic, but are rarely described as "the superstar messiah" of their ideology or "Elvis" of their field. But this Slovene qualifies -- for combining two "discredited" systems of thought, being polemical and provocative in political and social criticism, but yet lucid in approach and also appearing onscreen to discuss popular cinema, among other traits. View More..

Former cop pens harrowing saga of 1995 Tandoor Murder (Book Review)

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   11:34 am
Book: The Tandoor Murder; Author: Maxwell Pereira; Publisher: Context; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 599 View More..

'Read Me Tender': The King of Rock 'n' Roll's fictional gigs (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2018   11:02 am
Melding a range of disparate influences, along with his energetic jiving, to create a new musical form that still sways listeners -- and in its time, helped break race barriers in the US -- he became a best-selling and influential solo musician of his generation and a significant cultural icon. That explains Elvis Presley's depictions across all media, save literature, where his appearances rarely match his status. View More..

US fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin dies

    Updated On : Jan 24,2018   10:30 am
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin has died, her family said. She was 88. View More..

Bill Skarsgard was haunted by Pennywise in his dreams

    Updated On : Jan 10,2018   3:14 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 10 (IANS) Actor Bill Skarsgard says he was haunted by his own character Pennywise from the film "It". View More..

'Pet Sematary' remake to release in 2019

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   1:58 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) An eponymous remake of the 1989 horror film "Pet Sematary" is slated to release on April 19 in 2019, say makers. View More..

Yuvraj on sugar-free diet for 'Sugar Free' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 03,2017   3:00 pm
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Yuvraj Singh, who is gearing up for the film "Sugar Free", is following a sugar-free diet to fit the part. View More..

TV is populated with anti-heroes: 'Stranger Things' creator

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   6:10 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 3 (IANS) "Stranger Things" co-creator Matt Duffer says he wants to tell stories which have some sincerity because television is populated with a lot of anti-heroes. View More..

Eerie shooting for '11.22.63' in Dallas: James Franco

    Updated On : Oct 27,2017   2:20 am
Los Angeles, Oct 27 (IANS) Actor James Franco, who has acted in and is also the producer of the sitcom "11.22.63" -- based on a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination -- says it was eerie when the cast and crew had to shoot in Dallas, where the actual assassination took place. View More..

A comic salute to Omar Khayyam: The Rubaiyat and its parodies (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   4:02 pm
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even in literature, then what about parody? We can call it ingenious imitation though deft adaptation or skillful improvisation would be more apt, and it can either mock the original but even exalt it by proving its relevance in a different time and space. View More..

'It' sequel to release in September 2019

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   1:08 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 27 (IANS) The sequel to the horror film "It" is scheduled to release on September 6, 2019, announced its makers. View More..

'It' director wants to remake 'Pet Sematary'

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   4:44 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Andy Muschietti, director of the hit horror film "It", wants to remake Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary", which is about an ancient Indian burial ground. View More..

Actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   6:30 am
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Harry Dean Stanton, who spent six decades of his life in showbiz and is best known for his roles in "Pretty in Pink", "Twin Peaks" and "Repo Man", is dead. He was 91. View More..

'It' mints over Rs 11 crore in India

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   3:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Andy Muschietti's "It", based on author Stephen King's horror novel, has amassed over Rs 11 crore in India. View More..

Indian horror films need to let go of 'mumbo jumbo', says Vikram Bhatt

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   2:48 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, known for making horror films, says people in the industry need to make horror films "high on the believable factor" minus the "mumbo jumbo" to boost the growth of the genre in India. View More..

'It': Excels with Horror Tropes (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   11:48 am
Film: "It"; Director: Andy Muschietti; Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott; Rating: **1/2 View More..

I've always enjoyed darker stories: Bill Skarsgard

    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   5:22 am
Los Angeles, Sep 6 (IANS) Actor Bill Skarsgard says he gets attracted towards darker and more mysterious stories. View More..

'The Dark Tower': Not worth the time or effort (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 25,2017   1:56 pm
Film: "The Dark Tower"; Director: Nikolaj Arcel; Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor; Rating: ** View More..

Matthew McConaughey likes to play characters with superpowers

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   2:04 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who plays a sorcerer and a shape shifter in forthcoming film "The Dark Tower", says it is fun to play a character with superpowers. View More..

'It' isn't just a horror movie: Stephen King

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   12:30 pm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Author Stephen King's horror novel "It" will be brought alive on the big screen next month. He says "It" isnt just a horror movie, it has resonance. View More..