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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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..

'Night of the Living Dead' director George A. Romero dead

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   1:28 pm
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 "Night of the Living Dead", is dead. He was 77. View More..

The author who dreamt of Manderley, reinvented a genre (May 13 is Daphne du Maurier's 110th birth anniversary)

    Updated On : May 13,2017   4:30 pm
Even if she had written just one or two of her over dozen novels, she would have easily figured among the world's greatest writers with her brand of 'Gothic romances', but Daphne du Maurier went on to leave a wider literary impact -- not the least with an unexpected consequence of a Brexit-like situation nearly a half-a-century ago. View More..

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..