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Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King
Born September 21, 1947 (1947-09-21) (ageĀ 73)
Portland, Maine
Pen name Richard Bachman
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Genre Horror
Notable works Misery, It, The Green Mile, Cujo, The Dark Tower series
Spouse Tabitha King

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American writer from Maine. He is known for writing scary books known as horror novels. His books and stories have sold more than 300 million copies. He has written more than fifty novels, two hundred short stories, and nine collections of short fiction. Many of his stories have been made into movies or television shows as well. He has written some of his books under the name "Richard Bachman" and collaborated with Peter Straub on others.

His highest rated books by readers include The Stand, It, The Shining, Misery, Salem's Lot, Duma Key, The Dead Zone, and Carrie.

King's first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974 and his most recent novel, Finders Keepers, was published on June 2nd, 2015.


Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine. His mother's name is Nellie Ruth and his father's name is Donald Edwin King.

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Stephen King's house in Bangor

King and his wife Tabitha own three different houses. One house is in Bangor, Maine, one is in Lovell, Maine and one in Sarasota, Florida. Stephen and Tabitha have three children and three grandchildren.

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