Author Stephen King enters the East Room to receive the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony at the White House in Washington... KEVIN LAMARQUE September 09, 2016 09:45 a.m. EDT – Reuters
Cairo – 21 September 2017: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King.
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at Maine Portland; he is an author. His mother used to work at a mental institute and his father a merchant seaman. One day changed the Kings life when Donald, his father, went to get cigarettes and never came back home.
His books tend to be horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have been turned to into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King in number is quite fascinating; he has written 54 novels, 7 under the name of Richard Bachman, 6 non-fiction books, and nearly 200 short stories where most will be found in book collections.
Some of the awards Kings has received are the Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. His short story "The Man in the Black Suit" (1994) received the O. Henry Award. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007), and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007). In 2015, King was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature.
• His books have sold more than 350 million copies.
• Most of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
• He is also known as the "King of Horror".
Another quote for the road: “People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.”