Stephen King is an American author of contemporary fiction, gothic, dark fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, supernatural fiction, and fantasy. Most of his novels have been made into feature films, and television movies. He has sold over 350 million copies of his books. He has published 54 novels, and including 7 under his pen name Richard Bachman. He has received many awards. Most of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. He has written about almost 200 short stories. The National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He received the O. Henry Award for his short story “The Man in the Black Suit” (1994). He has written 6 non-fiction books. His other pen name is John Swithen. He is married with Tabitha King and has 3 children. He graduated from the University of Maine (B.A., English, 1970).