Stephen King Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of best-selling author Stephen King, who has written more than 50 서적. He is best known for his works in the horror and fantasy genres, many of which have been adapted into films and television programs.


생일: 구월 21, 1947
출생지: 포틀랜드, 메인
    출생 이름: Stephen Edwin King
    아버지: Donald King
    어머니: Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury) 왕
    결혼: 감성 (Spruce) 왕 (January 1971-present)
    어린이들: Naomi, Joe and Owen
    교육: University of Maine at Orono, B.A. in English, 1970

    기타 사실

    King’s parents separated when he was young; he was raised by his mother.
    After graduating from college and before finding work as a teacher, King worked at an industrial laundry.
    Wrote under the pen name Richard Bachman. 그의 경력 초기, he said publishers did not think the public would purchase more than one book a year from the same author.
    Has had issues with drugs and alcohol in the past.
    Critical of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his book, “The Shining.
    King is a Boston Red Sox fan.
    His wife and two of their children are also writers.

    타임 라인:

    1967 – Sells his first short story, “The Glass Floor,” to the magazineStartling Mystery Stories.
    1971 – Begins teaching at Hampden Academy, a public high school in Maine, and writes in his free time.
    1974 – King’s novelCarrieis published. The success ofCarrieallows King to start writing full-time.
    1977 – King’s novel The Shining is published.
    1982 – Publishes a collection of four novellas. Three of these are later adapted into the filmsShawshank Redemption,” “Stand by Me” 과 “Apt Pupil.
    1986 – King and his wife create the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation that supports communities in Maine.
    1986 – Makes his directorial debut with the release ofMaximum Overdrive,” which is based on one of his short stories.
    1989 – Makes a cameo in the moviePet Sematary,” which is based on his novel.
    1996 – PublishesThe Green Mile,” a six-volume serial novel.
    1996 – Receives the O. Henry Award for Best American Short Story forThe Man in the Black Suit.
    유월 19, 1999 – Is struck by a van while walking along a road near his summer home in Maine. Has to undergo multiple surgeries to repair his broken leg and shattered hip.
    2000 – King’s memoir, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” is published. He also releases the short storyRiding the Bulletas an e-book, his first.
    십일월 19, 2003 – Receives the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
    2010 – Appears on an episode of the television showSons of Anarchy.His character’s name is Bachman.
    4 월 2012 – The musicalGhost Brothers of Darkland County,” written by King with music by John Mellencamp, premieres in Atlanta.
    행진 2013 – King and his wife pledge $ 3 million for renovation of the Bangor Public Library in Maine.
    십일월 3, 2015 – Releases a collection of short stories entitledThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
    칠월 25, 2018 – King is an executive producer of a show written for the streaming service Hulu. 시리즈, “Castle Rock,” is named after the fictional small Maine town that provides the setting for various King books and stories.
      4 월 21, 2020 – King’s latest book, “If It Bleedsis published. The book is a compilation of four novellas.




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