Stephen Edwin King was bornon 21 September 1947 in US, American, is Author, Novelist. Stephen Edwin King is an American author, novelist, actor, director, producer and screenwriter, but most of all, he is noted for his excellence in contemporary horror, fantasy and science fiction. Better known as King, the author displays a scrupulous and meticulous knowledge in the horror and science genre and its history. King is also known as "Richard Bachman" and sometimes "John Swithen", pseudonyms he used for his many works. King's first success as a writer came with the novel Carrie which was a phenomenon story of a girl with psychic powers. However, his best work remains a series of stories published as The Dark Tower, a mixture of fantasy and science. The series was published in five installments in four decades, beginning from the 1970s to the 2000s. Many of his works have been adapted in to films, plays, comics and television series. King has received numerous awards and prizes among which the most notable is the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, awarded in 2003.