Stephen King

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Mystery unravels layer by layer in intricate tales of trafficking, abduction and a New Yorker with a sixth sense – plus, a 27th outing for Alan Banks

Alison Flood

22, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Top 10 books about spirit mediums | Laura Purcell
In fiction by authors from Stephen King to Hilary Mantel, these ambiguous figures are poised between two worlds, belonging to neither

Laura Purcell

20, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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How Stephen King’s gun essay found new life in ‘Gomorrah’
The horror writer agrees to let an editor whose cousin was shot and killed by Camorra gangs print his work on gun violence

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

17, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Misery at 30: a terrifying look at the toxicity of fandom
Rob Reiner’s entertaining adaptation of Stephen King’s darkly funny novel remains horribly effective thanks in large part to a never-better Kathy Bates

Beatrice Loayza

30, Nov, 2020 @3:38 PM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 horror novels | Gabriel Bergmoser
From Stephen King to Oscar Wilde and Tana French, novelist Gabriel Bergmoser chooses Halloween reading that does more than simply shock and scare

Gabriel Bergmoser

28, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Roxane Gay champion trans rights in open letter
With more than 1,200 signatories the US and Canada including Neil Gaiman and NK Jemisin, message follows row over comments by JK Rowling

Alison Flood

09, Oct, 2020 @11:27 AM

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'No aspect of writing makes you rich' – why do authors get a pittance for film rights?
Joanne Harris has revealed that she was paid only £5,000 for the film rights to Chocolat. So why do some authors get the big bucks and some have to settle for the crumbs?

Ryan Gilbey

27, Aug, 2020 @12:30 PM

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First George RR Martin, now Patrick Rothfuss: the curse of sequel-hungry fans
Weary of waiting for epic fantasy series to be concluded, some fans – and even, it appears, one editor – are turning against their favourite authors

Alison Flood

29, Jul, 2020 @3:49 PM

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Stephen King link helps Highland football team through lockdown
Author ‘over the moon’ after Buckie Thistle raise £900 from signed copy of If It Bleeds, which the club feature in

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

17, Jul, 2020 @10:53 AM

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The Shining at 40: will we ever fully understand what it all means?
Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying Stephen King adaptation is as chilly and confounding as ever, a puzzle that may never be solved

Scott Tobias

23, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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If It Bleeds review – Stephen King on vintage form
The horror writer is at his familiar best with four suspenseful and sometimes surprisingly tender novellas

Stephanie Merritt

27, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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