Carrie was written on Stephen King’s wife Tabitha’s portable typewriter while the couple and their then two children were living in a trailer. It started life as a short story intended for Cavalier magazine, but King threw out the first three pages.
Fortunately, his wife noticed the pages in the trash and fished them out, advising her husband to go on and finish the tale . . . but he went one step better: he expanded it into a novel.
“I persisted because I was dry and had no better ideas . . . my considered opinion was that I had written the world’s all-time loser.”
In April 2014, PS Publishing will release the ultra-deluxe 40th Anniversary limited edition of Carrie. The slipcased jacketed hardcover (£59.99) will feature specially commissioned pen-and-ink illustrations and color paintings from fan favourite Glenn Chadbourne plus an Introduction from James Lovegrove and an Afterword from Kim Newman. James, Kim and Glenn will be signing copies and there will be a facsimile signature from the author. Only 974 copies of the book will be printed and you can order your edition HERE.