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The new issue of Entertainment Weekly includes an excerpt from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel,  11/22/63, (Scribner, 11/8). It’s not on EW‘s web site, but they do offer a clip of the audio.

The novel is about a high school English teacher who goes through a time portal in an attempt to stop the Kennedy assassination. Below, King says he began writing it shortly after the event, but is glad that  he waited to finish it.

The book was recently optioned by film director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs).

11/22/63: A Novel
Stephen King
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 960 pages; 9781451627282
Publisher: Scribner – (2011-11-08)
UNABR. Audio: 9781442344280

Ron Howard’s ambitious plan for a TV/film adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower series was abandoned over the summer, but it now looks like it may be back in play. The eighth title in the book series, The Wind Through the Keyhole (Scribner), is scheduled for publication in April.

On Friday, it was announced that Ben Affleck has been chosen to direct an adaptation of another title by King, The Stand.

King is busy; last month, he told fans that he has nearly completed a sequel to The Shining, to be called Dr. Sleep. No pub date has been announced.

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