STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is an acclaimed master of the short narrative form. His novella collections include Full Dark, No Stars and Just After Sunset, described in the Sunday Telegraph as 'mysterious, gripping and satisfyingly scary'. Some of King's recent No. 1 bestsellers are Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute and The Outsider.
Many of his titles are the basis for major motion pictures, TV series and streamed events, including the classic film Stand By Me (adapted from The Body), Apt Pupil and The Shawshank Redemption, which is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.
Stephen King was 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. In 2007, he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife novelist Tabitha King.
Read the original stories which were adapted into the celebrated films STAND BY ME, APT PUPIL and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, voted the world's most popular movie - now with a stunning new cover look.
In this classic collection of four novellas, the grand master takes you on irresistible journeys into the far reaches of horror, heartache and hope.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is the story of two men convicted of murder - one guilty, one innocent - who form the perfect partnership as they dream up a scheme to escape from prison.
In Apt Pupil a golden schoolboy entices an old man with a past to join in a dreadful union.
The Body sees four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death . . . and the end of innocence.
The Breathing Method is the tale of a doctor who goes to his club and discovers a woman determined to give birth - no matter what.
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.