In the March 9th issue of The New Yorker, there is a new King story called A Death.

Jim Trusdale had a shack on the west side of his father’s gone-to-seed ranch, and that was where he was when Sheriff Barclay and half a dozen deputized townsmen found him, sitting in the one chair by the cold stove, wearing a dirty barn coat and reading an old issue of the Black Hills Pioneer by lantern light. Looking at it, anyway.

Sheriff Barclay stood in the doorway, almost filling it up. He was holding his own lantern. “Come out of there, Jim, and do it with your hands up. I ain’t drawn my pistol and don’t want to.”

You can read the rest HERE or pick it up at your local newsstand.

King has confirmed it will be included in Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

 

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From Deadline:

James Franco is returning to his TV roots with a starring role in the 9-episode Hulu Original Series 11/22/63, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King.

The thriller, based on the best-selling 2011 novel written by King, is described as an event series, but the streaming service is open to additional seasons, possibly focused on other historic events.  Adapted for television by Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road), 11/22/63 centers on Jake Epping (Franco), an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed. This has been a passion project for Abrams whose company optioned the book in 2013.

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From Simon & Schuster Audio:

Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of DRUNKEN FIREWORKS, a brand new story from Stephen King. DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

Drunken Fireworks
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By Stephen King

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From Dreadcentral.com:

Maine-based production companies Bonfire Films and Dark Farm Films have teamed up to bring the work of author Stephen King back to his home state. This year the two companies will adapt King’s short story “One for the Road,” filming it in the areas that King intended the dark tale to unfold: the Maine towns of Falmouth, Windham, and Cumberland, better known to the literary world as Jerusalem’s Lot (Salem’s Lot). 

Corey Norman, director of the wildly successful independent feature The Hanover House, is set to direct the long-form short film, while Jenny Anastasoff of the Damnationland hit Sui Generis and Haley Norman of The Hanover House are set to produce. Being huge King fans, the group hope to create a true love letter to the work of the author, while showcasing the state that has brought them so much inspiration. Look for the film when it hits festivals later this year.

Synopsis:
Based on the short story by Stephen King, One for the Road follows two aging Mainers, Booth and Herb “Tookey” Tooklander, as they attempted to rescue the family of a motorist whose vehicle had become stranded in a ferocious blizzard. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the car just happens to be stranded in Salem’s Lot.

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From the official King message board:

I asked Steve last week if there was any update on the TOC and got this response:  ".....the final table of contents hasn’t been decided, either the stories or the order, but that one of the longer ones has never
been published in this country, and some not at all."

Sounds like he's talking about Bad Little Kid to me.  It was originally published in France and Germany, and is optioned for a film by Laurent Bouzereau and his production company, NedlandMedia Inc. 

UPDATE:  King has also said that UR will be in this book.

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From Shortlist.com:

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

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From the Herald Tribune:

BRADENTON - In a casual conversation sprinkled with humor (and the occasional four-letter word), author Stephen King captivated a full house at the Manatee Performing Arts Center Thursday night, sharing insider jokes and insights into what has made him a best-selling author for more than 40 years.

“I'm a little bit puzzled by the success that I've had,” King told the crowd who had paid $200 and up for a seat at the Manatee Library Foundation's annual author event.

So popular was King with the local audience that tickets sold out in three weeks, raising $100,000 for the foundation.

His easy-going demeanor is a different persona from Stephen King the writer, he said.

“There is a mystery about this job,” he said. “The man who wrote those books is not here because he does not do public. He sent me instead.”

King, who with his wife, Tabitha, spends four months of the year on Casey Key, is well known for his support of libraries, which played a crucial role in his childhood in Maine, where the Bookmobile opened up the world to him.

“Libraries were a lifeline for me,” he said, “for my wife who lived in a little town, and I who lived way out in the country; I was hungry for books.”

Click HERE for some pictures of the event.

UPDATE:  Video now available.

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From Deadline:

Sonar Entertainment will develop Stephen King’s bestselling novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series for television. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, The Practice) is attached to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost) will direct. Both will also serve as executive producers, as will Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey and Sonar Entertainment CEO Gene Stein.

“This is an amazing opportunity to adapt a script from material penned by one of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished authors,” said Kelley. “Mr. Mercedes is a great story that will translate beautifully to the screen if I don’t mess it up.”

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