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Stephen King

Stephen King
Born September 21, 1947 (1947-09-21) (age 72)
Portland, Maine
Pen name Richard Bachman
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Genres Horror
Notable work(s) Misery, It, The Green Mile, Cujo, The Dark Tower series
Spouse(s) 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[1] 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 most famous books are the seven novels of The Dark Tower series.[source?]

In 2014 King will publish two novels, Mr. Mercedes and Revival.


Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine. His mother's name is Nellie Ruth and his father's name is Donald Edwin King.[2]

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.[3] King supports the Democratic Party.