Family of Kings

NYT Magazine, King FamilyFour of the five novelists in Stephen King’s family have books out this year, so the upcoming New York Times Magazine features them in a cover story. Each family member is profiled, including daughter, Naomi, the only one who has not written a book. Although she was big reader growing up, “the power of her father’s books was lost on her,” due to a chronic deficit of adrenaline, making terror “a hard emotion for her to access.”

Son Joe Hill’s third novel,  NOS4A2 came out in April (HarperCollins/Morrow). Younger son Owen’s first novel, Double Feature, (S&S/Scribner) was published in March. Daughter-in-law Kelly Braffet (married to Owen),  publishes her third novel Save Yourself, (RH/Crown) on Aug. 6. Stephen King says it reads as if  “James Cain adapted S.E. Hinton for David Lynch.”

And, of course, father King published Joyland in June (Hard Case Crime) and Doctor Sleep the sequel to The Shining arrives in September (S&S/Scribner).

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