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

Owen King
Born Owen Philip King
(1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 41)
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Spouse Kelly Braffet
Relatives Stephen King (father)
Tabitha King (mother)
Joe King (brother)
Website
www.owen-king.com

Contents

Life and careerEdit

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 earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.[5]

King published his first book, We’re All in This Together, a collection of three short stories and a novella, in 2005. His short fiction has been published in various journals, such as One Story and Prairie Schooner.[6] His debut novel, Double Feature, was published in 2013.

His newest work is a collaboration with his father, Stephen King, entitled Sleeping Beauties. It was published in September 2017 and is set in a women's prison in West Virginia.[7] King is also working with filmmaker Josh Boone on adapting the Clive Barker novel The Great and Secret Show for television.[8]

ReceptionEdit

The reception for King's collection We're All in This Together was positive, with both the Los Angeles Times and Independent giving it positive reviews.[9][10]

King's first full-length novel, Double Feature, was called "overwritten" in a review in The New York Times.[11]

King's graphic novel Intro to Alien Invasion received mixed reception, with Publishers Weekly pointing out the comic's inability to consistently transcend its "B movie source material,"[12] while Booklist called the spoofing of B-list material "highly successful".[13]

Personal lifeEdit

King is married to writer Kelly Braffet and lives in New Paltz, New York.[14]

AwardsEdit

WorksEdit

Collections and novels

  • We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories (2005)
    • "We're All in This Together"
    • "Frozen Animals"
    • "Wonders"
    • "Snake"
    • "My Second Wife"
  • Double Feature (2013)
  • Sleeping Beauties (2017), co-written with Stephen King

Editor

  • Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories (2008)
  • "The Meerkat"

Graphic novel

  • Intro to Alien Invasion (2015), co-written with Mark Jude Poirier, drawings by Nancy Ahn

Anthology contributions

  • Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Stories edited by John McNally (Southern Illinois University Press, 2003)
  • "Wonders"
  • When I Was A Loser edited by John McNally (Free Press, 2007)
  • "Sports"
  • HANG THE DJ: An Alternative Book of Music Lists edited by Angus Cargill (Faber & Faber, 2008)
  • "Spit it Out! The Top Ten Stutter Songs"
  • The Late American Novel: Writers On The Future Of Books edited by Jeff Martin & C. Max Magee (Soft Skull, 2011)
  • "Not Quite as Dire as Having Your Spine Ripped Out, But…"
  • Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on their Unshakeable Love for New York edited by Sari Botton (Touchstone, 2014)
  • "Hot Time in the Old Town"
  • The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages edited by Andrew Blauner (Simon & Schuster, November 10, 2015)
  • "Never Quite As Simple: On Luke 2:19"
  • Detours edited by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance Publications, December 31, 2015)
  • "The Curator"

Short Stories

  • "My Second Wife" (2001), The Bellingham Review #48, Spring 2001
  • "Wonders" (2002), Book Magazine #22, May/June 2002
  • "Frozen Animals" (2003), Harper Palate, Vol. 3 #1, Summer 2003
  • "The Cure" (2006), One Story #85, Dec. 20, 2006
  • "Nothing is in Bad Taste" (2008), Subtropics #5, Winter/Spring 2008
  • "Home Brew" (2011), Prairie Schooner, Vol. 85 #2, Summer 2011
  • "The Idiot's Ghost" (2011), The Fairy Tale Review #7, The Brown Issue
  • "The Curator" (2014), Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #31, Dec. 2014
  • "Confederate Wall" (2015), Subtropics Issue 19, Spring/Summer 2015
  • “Positive Comments” (2018), Ploughshares/Emerson College, Kindle Single

Introductions/Afterwords

  • 25 Years in the Word Mines: The Best of Graham Joyce by Graham Joyce (PS Publishing, September 2014)
  • Foreword by Owen King
  • The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker (Gauntlet Press, 2016)
  • Introduction by Owen King
  • The Devil's Own Work by Alan Judd (Valancourt Books, January 6, 2015)
  • Introduction by Owen King

Web Articles

  • "Singing Along To A Murderous Threat, NPR song of the day: “You Rascal You” by Hanni El Khatib" (12/15/2011)
  • "A Gallery of Drama, NPR song of the day: “Change the Sheets” by Kathleen Edwards" (2/3/2012)
  • "Tear For Tear, Without Peer, NPR song of the day: “Look the Other Way” by Justin Townes Earle" (4/17/2012)
  • "Interview with Tom Bissell" (4/17/2012) The Rumpus
  • "The Biggest Thing Ever, an excerpt from Double Feature" (12/3/2012) Guernica
  • "Interview with Erin McKeown" (2/15/2013) The Rumpus
  • "Book Notes: Double Feature" (3/19/2013) Largehearted Boy
  • "Role Remix: Steve Buscemi” (3/19/2013) Grantland
  • "(Title, If Any)” (4/1/2013) The Weeklings
  • "Best Guess: Owen King interprets the Exhibit Song Book, an exchange with singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs" (7/11/2013)
  • "Interview with Peter Squires" (7/25/2013) The Rumpus
  • "Matters of Faint Import, Vol. 1: “The Dress Code of Mumford & Sons" (9/24/2013) The Weeklings
(w/James Jackson Toth, Elizabeth Nelson Bracy, and Timothy Bracy)
  • "Review of People Park by Pasha Malla" (11/4/2013) Publishers Weekly
  • "Matters of Faint Import, Vol. 2: “Holiday Special” (12/24/2013) The Weeklings
(w/James Jackson Toth, Elizabeth Nelson Bracy, and Timothy Bracy)
  • "The Heiress, Review of Havisham by Ronald Frame" (1/1/2014) Los Angeles Review of Books
  • "Director’s Cut, Review of Mount Terminus by David Grand" (4/27/2014) The New York Times Book Review
  • "Nine Librarian-Approved Headlines For The Rest Of The Season" (7/18/2014) Just A Bit Outside
  • "Baseball’s Greatest Hit" (7/29/2014) Just A Bit Outside
  • "Spinners 5, Gades 0" (9/4/2014) Just A Bit Outside
  • "No, Pitchers Don’t Have To Look Like Pitchers" (4/7/2015) Just A Bit Outside
  • "JABO Book Club: Alison Gordon’s Foul Balls, A Conversation with Rob Neyer" (5/8/2015) Just A Bit Outside
  • "Baseball Language and The Players" (5/26/2015) Just A Bit Outside
  • "Big Brother: A Conversation with Andrew Ervin" (6/3/2015) The Brooklyn Rail

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Fire, Larry (June 14, 2016). "Sleeping Beauties; A New Book by Stephen & Owen King Due in 2017". The Fire Wire. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "From All We Had to X-Men: Josh Boone, a Busy Man". Creative Screenwriting. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (August 17, 2005). "He's mapping out his own kingdom". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Freeman, John (25 May 2006). "We're All in This Together, by Owen King". The Independent. London. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Thomson, David (April 13, 2016). "'Double Feature', by Owen King". The New York Times. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Comic Books Review: Intro to Alien Invasion". Publishers Weekly. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Intro to Alien Invasion". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Website of Kelly Braffet
  15. ^ "Owen King wins Fink Award; Scott Brown wins Graduate Teaching Associate Award". 23 April 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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