STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all of them worldwide bestsellers, including The Tommyknockers, the Dark Tower series,and the acclaimed non-fiction titles Danse Macabre and On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Some of King's recent bestsellers are Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds and The Institute.
Many of his titles are the basis for major motion pictures, TV series and streamed events, including It, Stand By Me (adapted from The Body), and The Shawshank Redemption, which is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.
King is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Before he gave us the classic title On Writing, ('part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer' - Guardian) Stephen King wrote a nonfiction masterpiece in Danse Macabre, 'One of the best books on American popular culture' (Philadelphia Inquirer)
It was not long after Halloween when Stephen King received a telephone call from his editor. 'Why don't you do a book about the entire horror phenomenon as you see it? Books, movies, radio, TV, the whole thing.'
The result is this unique combination of fantasy and autobiography, of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge; ; an analysis of horror, terror and the supernatural in films, television and books by the bestselling master of the genre.
DANSE MACABRE ranges across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture from the seminal classics of Dracula and Frankenstein. It is a charming and fascinating book, replete with pertinent anecdote and observation, in which Stephen King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels and how he brings it to bear on his own inimitable novels.
STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all worldwide bestsellers. His recent titles include The Institute, which was described by the Sunday Express as a 'masterpiece', The Outsider (voted winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best Mystery and Thriller 2018), and If It Bleeds.
Many of his titles have been turned into celebrated films, TV series and streamed events including IT, 'a book which speaks to everybody' (Guardian), The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me.
King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.