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Transcript of Stephen King
"King of Horror"
Quotes by Stephen King:
People want to know why I do this.. Why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Fiction is the truth inside a lie.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
September 21, 1947 - Present
Get busy living, or get busy dying...
Facts about Stephen King:
Stephen King is afraid of the dark, deformity, rats, snakes, insects, and the paranoia of others.
Parents - Donald and Ruth "Nellie" King.
His father left the family when Stephen was
young and never returned. He had an adopted brother and lived in poverty.
When Stephen was 16, he published a series of short stories with his best friend Chris Chelsey. He wrote many great horror pieces throughout his young life, but was recognized only later.
How did Stephen King change the world?
Stephen King revolutionized the view of horror.
He published his earlier work under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
King has written 49 full length novels, 7 pen named books, 5 non-fiction texts and 5 short story collections.
His stories feature crazy characters.
It; the alien disguised as a clown that lures small children, and kills them..
John Coffey; a giant african man convicted of raping and killing two little girls.
Carrie White: a mistreated, abused girl, who hid telekinetic and telepathic abilities. Using the powers to eliminate everyone who ever abused her.
His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into numerous successful films.
Stephen King has won a variety of awards for his books.
World Horror Grandmaster, 1992;
Best Fiction Writer of the Year, 1982;
Best American Short Story, 1996; The Man in the Black Suit
Dark Fantasy/ Horror Novel, 1999; Bag of Bones
Horror/ Dark Fantasy Novel, 1997; Desperation
Bram Stoker Award - Novel, 1996; The Green Mile
King changed the way people thought about horror, turning his biggest fears into a visual for readers.
In 1973, King sold his first novel, Carrie, the tale of a tormented teen who gets her revenge.
The book became a huge success, allowing him to devote himself to writing full time.
After graduating with a degree in English in 1970, he tried to find a position as a teacher, but he had no luck at first.
King took a job in a laundry and continued to write stories in his spare. In 1971, Stephen King began working as an English teacher at Hampden Academy.
"We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones."
As he grew up, King discovered that the only way to conquer his fears was by writing stories about them..
World Fantasy Award, 2004: Lifetime Achievement
Finders Keepers - Upcoming novel, 2015
The Shining, 1977
The Dead Zone, 1979
The Green Mile, 1996
Salem's Lot, 1975