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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Literature: Unexpected winners, contested sequels, failed appeals (2016 In Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 27,2016   1:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) It was a tumultuous, even controversial, time for literature in 2016 with mixed reactions to the unexpected recipients of its most prestigious prizes, the latest installment of a popular series and appeals of a host of top British and American authors ahead of major political developments in their respective countries. View More..

Stephen King attacks Bob Dylan's Nobel prize knockers

    Updated On : Dec 10,2016   4:18 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) American author Stephen King has come to the defence of Bob Dylan's Nobel prize for literature, saying that those who complain about his win "either don't understand or it's just a plain old case of sour grapes". View More..

Matthew McConaughey to teach at University of Texas

    Updated On : Jul 02,2016   3:54 pm
Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey will teach a course on filmmaking with Gary Ross, who directed him in his recently released movie "Free State of Jones", at the University of Texas. View More..

Iceland set to elect historian as president

    Updated On : Jun 26,2016   9:04 am
Reykjavik, June 26 (IANS) Historian and political newcomer Gudni Johannesson has claimed victory in Iceland's presidential election, BBC reported on Sunday. View More..

Tips to boost confidence, heal common illness and a dose of reality (IANS Books This Weekend)

    Updated On : Jun 10,2016   10:08 am
Do you often underestimate your abilities? Have you been a victim of fat-shamming and racism? Here's a book that guides you on how to boost your confidence. Then, there's one on why women need to raise their voice against social injustice and trolling. View More..

James Franco to star in 'Drunken Fireworks' adaptation

    Updated On : Jun 04,2016   3:14 pm
Los Angeles, June 4 (IANS) Actor James Franco will star in "Drunken Fireworks", a film adaptation of Stephen King's similarly titled short story. View More..

New adaptation of Stephen King's 'It' to release next year

    Updated On : Apr 25,2016   1:28 pm
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) The New Line and Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King's "It", originally to be directed by Cary Fukunaga, will release on September 18, 2017, it has been announced here. View More..

Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey to star in 'The Dark Tower'

    Updated On : Mar 02,2016   1:48 pm
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Actors Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be part of the cinematic adaptation of "The Dark Tower", the book's author Stephen King has confirmed. View More..

Matthew McConaughey offered villain's role in 'The Dark Tower'

    Updated On : Nov 18,2015   1:14 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey has been offered a villain's role in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower". View More..

Australian author wins prestigious crime writing prize

    Updated On : Oct 01,2015   12:22 pm
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS) Australian author Michael Robotham has been crowned the year's best crime writer after he received the prestigious UK Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger award on Thursday, View More..

Nayantara's love for horror films benefited 'Maya': Director

    Updated On : Sep 15,2015   1:14 pm
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Director Ashwin Saravanan, who is debuting with the forthcoming Tamil supernatural horror drama "Maya", says actress Nayantara's love for genre helped in the making of the movie. View More..

Amazon's Kindle launches unlimited reading

    Updated On : Sep 02,2015   8:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) In good news for book lovers, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited in India on Wednesday. The offer allows customers to access books from over one million Kindle books for Rs.199 per month. View More..

SRK's Eid offering to fans - 'Raees' first look

    Updated On : Jul 16,2015   7:26 pm
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) While superstar Salman Khan is treating his fans with "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" for Eid, Shah Rukh Khan's gift to his fandom is the first look of his movie "Raees". View More..

Cary Fukunaga leaves Stephen King's 'It' adaptation

    Updated On : May 26,2015   2:38 pm
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Cary Fukunaga, who came into limelight as a director after helming the first season of TV show "True Detective", has reportedly left the adaptation of author Stephen King's landmark novel "It". View More..

Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut

    Updated On : Mar 05,2015   12:36 pm
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut alongside stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel in the adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Misery". View More..

Two Victorian characters and their eternal influence (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Feb 15,2015   9:16 am
Who are the most famous fictional characters? The answers may vary, according to your choice of reading, from Don Quixote to Jeeves to Tintin to Harry Potter. But as to the most pervasive, it can only be these two late-Victorian era creations whose original works never lost popularity while they also went on to feature in many adaptations across all media: books, films, TV shows, plays but also video games, comics, cartoons and rock songs. They are also the most well-known of their kind - be it a detective or a vampire. View More..

James Franco to star in TV series '11/22/63'

    Updated On : Feb 14,2015   1:36 am
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actor James Franco is set to make his television comeback with "11/22/63", an adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. View More..

An ode to crime thrillers (IANS Books This Weekend)

    Updated On : Jan 16,2015   9:38 am
With Delhi all geared up to host India's first Crime Writers Festival Jan 17-18, IANS picked up some new and some old writers who have delved into the world of thrills and chills. Take a look. View More..

The Wine of Life and Fate: The Rubaiyat's FitzGerald version and its influence (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Dec 28,2014   9:58 am
Call it fate but literature sometimes sees translations or adaptions becoming much more famous than the original work. Like this mid-Victorian era translation of some Persian poetry which became part of the English literary tradition, besides influencing the likes of Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, O. Henry, Eugene O'Neill, Nevil Shute, Jorge Luis Borges, Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Paramhansa Yogananda, not to mention turning up in a Hollywood Western (Gregory Peck-starrer "Duel in the Sun") and a Bollywood song. What's more, Edward FitzGerald's translation of Omar Khayyam's "Rubaiyat" also ended up re-introducing the poet's work to his native land. View More..

Ice bucket challenge hits B-Town, celebs get chills

    Updated On : Aug 22,2014   6:16 pm
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) After amassing global popularity, the ALS ice bucket challenge, which involves dumping buckets of ice water over one's head to spread awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, has found patrons in Bollywood. View More..