Stephen KingPosted: October 31, 2011 | |
Stephen King is an amazing, prolific author who has been supporting himself successfully since 1975. Before writing full time, he was briefly a HS English teacher, and returned to his alma mater, University of Maine later on to be a member of the English Dept. Mainly though, he has written, and written, and written- with brief stops to direct or do film work. Along the way, he has published an immense collection of works, both full-length and short-story/novellas, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and non-fiction. His range of interests, lengths, and characters is amazing. His continued QUALITY production for 25+ years is something most of us can only dream of in any field. Over 350 MILLION of his books have been sold, and several have been made into graphic novels by Marvel Comics. To be able to write so well in so many different areas is a true distinction. At one point, Mr. King even used at least two pseudonyms to publish under when publishing rules restricted his output: Richard Bachman & John Swithen.
Click HERE for a list of novels.
Or HERE for a list of short stories.
And HERE is his official website.(really well done with LOTS of comprehensive lists, info, coming works, etc.)
For this amazing body of work, Mr. King has received the following awards:
The Black Quill
British Fantasy Award
British Fantasy Society Award
Canadian Bookseller’s Association Award
Deutcher Phantastic Preis
Horror Guild Awards
International Horror Guild Award
Us Magazine Award for Best Fiction
World Fantasy Award
World Horror Convention Award
ALABest Book for Young Adults
NY Public Library Award for YA lit
SpokanePublic Library Golden Pen Award
Alumni Career Award fromUniversityofMaine
MWA Grand Master Award
Medal for distinguished Contribution, National Book Foundation
Even better, several of these awards have been awarded MULTIPLE TIMES for individual works. Amazing.