Where Do You Want Your King News?

Posted: March 31, 2015, 14:38:38

Lilja’s Library is sending out news on the web, facebook and twitter but are there other media you would like to receive your daily King news? There is an Instagram account for Lilja’s Library, would you like to see more photos posted there? Where else? I’m looking into new ways of spreading King news so let me know if you have any ideas.

King in 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015, 00:25:01

IT Filming in June

Posted: March 30, 2015, 23:23:10
Section: Film » It

Bloody Disgusting reports that IT will start filming in June. They also say it might be a trilogy, something that is news to me. Hopefully more news will come soon.

The feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It is finally entering pre-production, with plans on going behind cameras this June in New York, reports Production Weekly.

The first in what could be a new trilogy is to be helmed by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga.

4 New Stories Confirmed for Bazaar

Posted: March 30, 2015, 16:25:02
Section: Book » The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Today Simon & Schuster posted some new info about The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and also gave us 4 new titles. That makes it 8 known titles so far.

- Afterlife (previously published in Tim House #56, 2013)
- Obits (New)
- The Dune (previously published in Granta #117, 2011)
- Morality (previously published in Esquire July issue, 2009 and Blockade Billy, 2010)
- UR (previously published as a standalone eBook and an audiobook)
- Drunken Firework (will be published as audiobook June 30, 2015)
- Bad Little Kid (previously published as a standalone eBook in France and Germany in respective language)
- A Death (previously published this year in The New Yorker)

Unpublished Stories = 1
Published Stories = 7
Unknown Stories = 12

A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

Ep 42: Gramma Gets No Mercy

Posted: March 26, 2015, 23:26:32
Section: General news » Podcast

With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 42 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Your co-hosts Hans Lilja & Lou Sytsma review the straight to video release of the movie adaption of the King short story - Gramma - called - Mercy.

As always, we bring you the latest Stephen King news.

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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup
2) 04:12 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
3) 14:38 - Reviews From The NightShift - Mercy
4) 34:09 - Sign Off
5) 37:08 - Outre

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Cover For UK Drunken Fireworks

Posted: March 26, 2015, 20:08:01
Section: Book » Drunken Fireworks

Here are some info and the UK cover for Drunken Fireworks from Hodder & Stoughton.

A new audiobook from Stephen King
Coming June 2015

From International No.1 bestselling author Stephen King, comes a brand-new, never-before-published audio only story on 30 June. Drunken Fireworks will be available from Hodder & Stoughton in both CD and digital download form.

In this new tour-de-force from Stephen King – unavailable in print or any other format – a salt-of-the-earth Maine native recounts how a friendly annual summer fireworks-show rivalry with his neighbour across the lake gradually spirals out of control…with explosive results.

Read by Tim Sample, and perfectly timed to coincide with 4 July Fireworks in the States, Drunken Fireworks will initially be released exclusively in audio before it is available as part of King's exciting new collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, coming on 3 November. Find out more here.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams info From Hodder

Posted: March 26, 2015, 20:04:12
Section: Book » The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Hodder & Stoughton sent out this info about The Bazaar of Bad Dreams today.

A new collection of stories from Stephen King
Coming November 2015

Hodder and Stoughton is delighted to announce that they will publish Stephen King's new book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams on 3 November 2015. It will be released as a hardback, trade paperback for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, eBook and audio digital download.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is a thrilling collection of twenty stories – some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time – with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation. This will delight all his readers including those who loved his insight into the craft of writing in his non-fiction title On Writing.

Stephen King is the master of the short story form – the No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection Night Shift was published 35 years ago. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: ‘There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.’

And indeed in this collection there is a curio for every reader – a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches and explosive climax. This latter, excitingly, will be launched initially as an audio-only edition – find out more here.

‘I made them especially for you’, says King to his Constant Reader. ‘Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.'

Paperback Edition of Doctor Sleep

Posted: March 23, 2015, 16:29:59
Section: Book » Doctor Sleep

Here is the front and back from the US paperback edition of Doctor Sleep. The book is released December 29 and you can pre-order here.

Peter Straub Talk Talisman 3 at a signing in 2014

Posted: March 19, 2015, 09:58:48
Section: Book » The Talisman 3

This is an interesting clip from a signing with Peter Straub. It’s from May 2014 and in it he says that he and King plan on starting “The Talisman 3” the upcoming winter. We now know that didn’t happen but it’s nice to hear him talk about the books. Please note though that this is almost a year old and does NOT mean they will start writing the book now.

Thanks to Cody Williams

Pre-Order Your King

Posted: March 19, 2015, 01:07:15
Sections: Book » Finders Keepers (The Bill Hodges Trilogy #2), Book » Joyland, Book » The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Here is where you can pre-order King’s upcoming books for 2015.

- Finders Keepers (June 2)
- Joyland (Illustrated hardback) (Sep. 8)
- The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Nov. 3)

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