American writer, author of mainly horror literature. In the past, he published the books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. His books were sold with a circulation of more than 350 million copies, making Stephen King one of the most popular writers in the world.
He is the author of horrors that went to classics like The Shining, Salem's Lot, Firestarter. But not limited to one genre of literature, as exemplified by: Different Seasons, The Green Mile, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Stand, and 7-volume series of fantasy novels The Dark Tower.
In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious DCAL (Medal for outstanding contributions to American literature) by the National Book Foundation.
Stephen King has a daughter and two sons, also writers: Owen King and Joe Hill