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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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..

'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..