Owen King

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Owen King
Born Owen Philip King
(1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 37)
Maine, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Relatives Kelly Braffet (spouse),
Stephen King (father)
Tabitha King (mother)
Joe King (brother)
Naomi King (sister)
Website
www.owen-king.com

Owen Philip King (born February 21, 1977) is an American author and the youngest son of authors Stephen and Tabitha King.[1][2]

History[edit]

King was born in 1977 in Maine, to parents Tabitha and Stephen King.[3] He has two older siblings, Naomi King and Joseph Hillstrom King. He was raised in Bangor, Maine, showing an interest in writing during high school.[4] King attended Vassar College and Columbia University, where he achieved a Masters in Fine Arts.[5]

King published his first book, We’re All in This Together, a collection of three short stories and a novella in 2005 through Bloomsbury USA. His short fiction has been published through various journals, such as One Story and Prairie Schooner.[6]

King's debut novel, Double Feature, was published in 2013 by Scribner.

King is married to the writer Kelly Braffet.

Reception[edit]

Reception for We're All in This Together was positive, with both the Los Angeles Times and Independent giving the collection positive reviews.[7][8]

Galleycat described Reenactment as "an epic, comic novel about a young auteur making his first film and coming to terms with his life in the aftermath of that film's spectacularly bizarre failure."[9]

Awards[edit]

  • John Gardner Award[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories (2005)
  • Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories (2008)
  • Double Feature: A Novel (2013)

Comic[edit]

  • Intro to Alien Invasion (2015) co-written with Mark Jude Poirier

Screenplay[edit]

  • Fade Away (co-written with Joe Hill)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGee, Celia (June 19, 2005). "Owen King, son of that horror master, is lighting up his own world of fiction". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Keyes, Bob (July 24, 2005). "For Owen King, writing fiction is the family business". Maine Sunday Telegram. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Catherine Shoard, "As I See It," Sunday Telegraph, May 21, 2006, LexisNexis.
  4. ^ Sachs, Andrea (7 July 2005). "Galley Girl: The Son Also Rises". Time Magazine. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Vincent, Bev. "Onyx interviews: Owen King". Onyx. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Das Handicap des Owen King". Die Welt. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (August 17, 2005). "He's mapping out his own kingdom". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Freeman, John (25 May 2006). "We're All in This Together, by Owen King". The Independent (London). Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Boog, Jason. "Owen King Sells His Debut Novel to Scribner". GalleyCat. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Fee, Gayle (Apr 15, 2005). "Inside Track; Stephen King's sons scare up a Hub horror tale". Boston Herald. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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