Stephen King and Family Speak About Writing

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The PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, in collaboration with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, hosted world-renowned author Stephen King, his wife, novelist Tabitha King, and son, writer Owen King, in a reading and discussion for students at the Library. The King family read and discussed their work with students from Cardozo High School, IDEA Public Charter School and McKinley Technology High School.

Speaker Biography: Stephen King's newest novel is "Duma Key." King is the author of more than 50 books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are the "Dark Tower" novels, "Cell," "From a Buick 8," "Everything's Eventual," "Hearts in Atlantis," "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" and "Bag of Bones." His acclaimed nonfiction book, "On Writing," was also a bestseller. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Speaker Biography: Tabitha King, a native of Maine, is the author, most recently, of the Southern gothic "Candles Burning," a novel she collaborated on with deceased author Michael McDowell. She has also published seven other novels. She and Stephen have been married since 1972 and have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Speaker Biography: Owen King is the author of "We're All in This Together: A Novella and Stories." A graduate of Bangor High School and Vassar College, King holds a master's degree from Columbia University, and his stories have appeared in Book Magazine and the Bellingham Review. He has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and is a recipient of the John Gardner Award for Short Fiction. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

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