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Stephen King discusses his career and new book "End of Watch," and receives recognition for his work in literacy from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Stephen King is the international best-selling author of more than 50 books and almost 200 short stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film or other media and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. His recent books include "Mr. Mercedes," "Finders Keepers" and the latest in the Bill Hodges trilogy, "End of Watch". King has received many honors, including the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and multiple Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards and British Fantasy Society Awards. As a philanthropist, he is co-chair of The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and provides scholarships for local high school students, donations to various organizations which underwrite the arts and more than $2.8 million in grants each year to community-based initiatives in Maine. King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7480
Stephen King speaks on a number of topics and takes questions from students, faculty and others in a "Master's Class" before a bigger event at UMass Lowell. King also premiered a new story, "Afterlife": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j--hDgtmQIw
Stephen King's words on page and screen have thrilled and chilled fans for three decades, but opportunities to hear those words spoken by the author himself are rare. For one night only, King took to the stage at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
George RR Martin on the World of Ice and Fire: https://youtu.be/mFJWLpQzY0k
Think of the many different meanings of revival—and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival. The strange haunting of Jamie Morton begins when he's a boy and his town's new minister pays a call. The shadow cast that day will stretch long, for both Jamie and his family. Only decades later, when he's a burned-out, strung-out musician can Jamie face the full extent of what the Revd. Charles Jacobs has done to his life.
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