Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. He wrote as a teenager and had his first publication in 1967 when a short story, The Glass Floor, was included in a magazine. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1970, with a B.A. in English, and soon after began working as a teacher.
King’s first novel Carrie was published in 1974 and others followed including Salem's Lot, The Shining and Misery. Thus far King has written 55 novels and 11 collections of short stories. Over 30 of his works (novels and short stories alike) have been made into films. Non-fiction books, e-books and even graphic novels have also come from the pen of this multi-award winning author.
Stephen King's vivid imagination has enabled him to sell in excess of 350 million books. See how much you know about the characters and places in his horror, suspense and science fiction writing in this quiz.