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History & Biography

Stephen King

With this summer’s “Under the Dome” adaptation on TV and two new novels (including “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to “The Shining”) on shelves this fall, author Stephen King never seems to be out of the public eye for long. Despite the near-constant spotlight, however, you may still be in the dark about some facets of this author famous for his explorations of the sinister what-ifs and potential menace lurking in everyday life.

For instance, did you know that King…

To learn more about King’s life and works, check out these and other resources from The Library’s collection.



The Shining by Stephen King (book)




Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (book)



Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (concept album)




On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (book)



Stephen Edwin King* (biographical article)


A Novelist, a Rockstar and a Super-producer Write a Musical* (article)


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