Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft — by Stephen King

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"one-of-kind classic" — The Wall Street Journal

"The best book on writing. Ever." — The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Long live the King”, hailed Entertainment Weekly, following the publication of Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft in 2000. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this special 20th anniversary edition includes contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King and remains a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. 

Stephen King is a master of the short form. He has written numerous short stories and novellas. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

For two decades, King's words have been immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.


Format: New, Softcover

Published: June 2, 2020

Publisher: Simon and Schuster / Scribner Books

ISBN:  9781982159375

Pages: 320 pages

Dimensions:  9.5"inches H x 1" inch D x 7.5" inches W

 Weight: 2 lbs, 14 oz, before shipping

Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭


Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It BleedsThe InstituteElevationThe OutsiderSleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of WatchFinders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series).

His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark TowerItPet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time.

He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.