Stephen King

Stephen King

Timeline of Stephen King, a prolific and influential author known for his gripping horror, supernatural fiction, and suspenseful storytelling, with many of his works adapted into successful films and television series. His writing style often delves into the depths of human psyche, creating memorable characters and chilling narratives that captivate readers worldwide.


September 21, 1947


Portland, Maine, United States




University of Maine


21 September 1947

Stephen King's Birth

Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine. His parents were Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman, and Nellie Ruth, a homemaker.


05 April 1973

First Horror Novel 'Carrie' was Published

The novel 'Carrie' was accepted by publishing house Doubleday, and the sale marked Stephen King's entry into professional writing, revolutionizing the horror genre.


28 January 1977

Horror Novel 'The Shining' was Published

Stephen King published 'The Shining', which later became an iconic horror novel and was adapted into a film directed by Stanley Kubrick, further solidifying King's reputation.


29 September 1980

Science Fiction-Horror Novel 'Firestarter' was Published

The novel 'Firestarter' was published, becoming another notable work of King. This novel centers around a young girl with pyrokinesis and a secret government agency known as The Shop.


15 September 1986

Horror Novel 'It' was Published

The novel 'It', one of King's most enduring and popular novels, was published. It tells the story of seven children terrorized by a malevolent entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey.


19 June 1999

Road Accident in Lovell, Maine

Stephen King was seriously injured when he was struck by a minivan while walking near his home in Maine. This incident significantly impacted his life and work.


14 November 2003

National Book Foundation Medal

Stephen King was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, recognizing his lifetime of work and his contributions to literature.


03 June 2013

Launch of his Novel 'Joyland'

King launched the novel 'Joyland', which would be especially noted for its deviation from his usual horror genre, exploring a crime thriller based in an amusement park.


22 May 2018

Horror Novel 'The Outsider' was Published

King’s novel 'The Outsider' was published, showing his continued success in the literary world. The novel was praised for its compelling narrative and complex characters.


21 April 2020

Novel 'If It Bleeds' was Published

The novel 'If It Bleeds' was published, which includes four novellas. Even in his later years, King still captivates audiences with his brand of suspenseful and supernatural storytelling.

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