King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers, including Misery, The Shining, The Stand and The Institute. He also wrote the entertaining non-fiction title Danse Macabre, a fascinating analysis of horror, terror and the supernatural in films, television and books. Many of his novels and short stories have been turned into celebrated films, including Dolores Claiborne, IT, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007, he won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and in 2015 received America's National Medal of Arts. He lives with his wife, Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.