Stephen King’s Pen Name


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Stephen King’s Pen Name

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Dec 16, 2008, 9:06 pm

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Do you know if Stephen King goes by another name or has a pen name? Is it true he writes books under the name Bachman? And if yes, what is this new genre under this name?

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Edited: Dec 16, 2008, 10:20 pm

Yes, Richard Bachman is the more commonly used of his pen names (according to Wikipedia, his other is John Swithen, under which he published one short story). I don't think that the Bachman stories are specifically a different genre from the stories that he publishes as Stephen King; one explanation has it that he just wanted to see if his stories could be as successful without the benefit of a famous name.

Dec 16, 2008, 10:20 pm

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