Owen King

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Owen King
Born Owen Philip King
(1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 39)
Maine, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Spouse Kelly Braffet
Relatives Stephen King (father)
Tabitha King (mother)
Joe King (brother)
Naomi King (sister)

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


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 writer Kelly Braffet.


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]


  • John Gardner Award[5]


  • 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)
  • Sleeping Beauties (2017) co-written with Stephen King


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


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


  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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