With five novelists in the family, four of whom have books out this year, the King clan has become a dynasty of storytellers.
Stephen King’s wife Tabby, both of his sons Owen and Joe, and his daughter-in-law, Kelly Braffet all have published books; his daughter, Naomi is a Unitarian Universalist minister.
As kids, Naomi King, Joe Hill, and Owen King passed the time by reading books out loud to their father and each other, discussing literature, critiquing each other’s work, and playing storytelling games.
This New York Times Magazine cover story takes a look at each member of the King family individually, Read it HERE.
The Kings in 1979. Clockwise from top left: Tabitha, Owen, Stephen, Naomi and Joe.
The Kings in April 1981, posing for People magazine. Clockwise from top left: Naomi, Tabitha, Stephen, Joe and Owen.