Future Works

Hearts in Suspension (Essay Collection)
  Hearts in Suspension (Essay Collection)
Announcement Date: April 1st, 2016
Projected Release Date: November 7th, 2016

This publication marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen King’s entrance into the University of Maine at Orono in the fall of 1966. The accelerating war in Vietnam and great social upheaval at home exerted a profound impact on students of the period and deeply influenced King’s development as a writer and as a man.

King’s fictional treatment of this experience in his novella “Hearts in Atlantis” (reprinted in this volume) tracks his youthful avatar, Peter Riley, through the awakenings and heartbreak of his turbulent first year at UMaine. In his accompanying essay, “Five to One, One in Five,” written expressly for this volume, King sheds his fictional persona and takes on the challenge of a nonfiction return to his undergraduate experience. The stereoscopic combination of these narratives, told with King’s characteristic blend of canny insight and self-deprecating humor, create a revealing portrait of the artist as young man and a ground-level tableau of this highly charged time.

In addition, twelve fellow students and friends from King’s college days contribute personal narratives recalling their own experience of those years. These recollections—engaged, irreverent, and affecting—bring dimension and texture to the collective witnessing of a formative time in their lives and a defining moment in the country’s history.

This book also includes four installments of King’s never-before-reprinted student newspaper column, “King’s Garbage Truck.” These lively examples of  King’s damn-the-torpedoes style, entertaining and shrewd in their youthful perceptions, more than hint at a talent about to take its place in the American literary landscape.

A gallery of period photographs and documents augments this volume.

Hearts in Suspension is scheduled to be published November 7, 2016.

October 4th, 2016 Press Release from The University of Maine


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Sleeping Beauties
  Sleeping Beauties
Announcement Date: September 24th, 2016
Projected Release Date: To Be Determined

A collaboration with Owen King.

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The Dark Tower (Movie)
  The Dark Tower (Movie)
Announcement Date: December 31st, 2008
Projected Release Date: February 17th, 2017

After nearly a decade of anticipation,The Dark Towermotion picture is set for release on February 17, 2017.

Starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain and Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Man in Black, the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen’s magnum opus begins with The Gunslinger.

Described as a “sequel” to the original series of novels,The Dark Towerwill take the monumental series in new directions that have been fully approved by Stephen.

Check back here often. We’ll have more information on this exciting production in the near future.

IT (Part 1)
  IT (Part 1)
Announcement Date: April 22nd, 2016
Projected Release Date: September 8th, 2017

More info coming soon.

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Short Stories: 
The Music Room (Short Story)
  The Music Room (Short Story)
Announcement Date: April 11th, 2016
Projected Release Date: December 6th, 2016

The Music Room is a new short story written by Stephen for an upcoming anthology by several authors. The anthology is titled  In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper and will be published in December.

Click here to view the extraordinary paintings of Edward Hopper, and check back here for more information as the release date approaches.

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