Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Joseph Hillstrom King (born 1972), better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American author and comic book writer. Hill is the second child of authors Stephen and Tabitha King. He grew up in Bangor, Maine. His younger brother Owen is also a writer. Hill has three sons.

Hill chose to use an abbreviated form of his given name (a reference to executed labor leader Joe Hill, for whom he was named) in 1997, out of a desire to succeed based solely on his own merits rather than as the son of Stephen King. After achieving a degree of independent success, Hill publicly confirmed his identity in 2007 after an article the previous year in Variety broke his cover (although online speculation about Hill's family background had been appearing since 2005).

Joe Hill's first stories appeared in a variety of magazines. He was a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship (”20th Century Ghost”, 2002). He also received the A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize in 1999 for ”Better Than Home” and the 2006 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella for ”Voluntary Committal”.

Hill's first book, the collection 20th Century Ghosts published in 2005, showcases fourteen of his short stories and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, together with the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story for ”Best New Horror”.

Hill's first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, was published on 2007. Same year the British Fantasy Society awarded Hill the Best Newcomer Award.


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Speculative Fiction Novels (11)
2021  Up the Chimney Down
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Release date - 2021
2019  Full Throttle
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2017  Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
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2016  The Fireman
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2013  NOS4A2
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2012  In the Tall Grass
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2010  Horns
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2010  Pop Art
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2008  Gunpowder
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2007  Heart-Shaped Box
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2005  20th Century Ghosts
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Comics and Anthology (8)
2020  Dying Is Easy
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2015  The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, #1)
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2014  Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key, #6)
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2012  Locke & Key: Clockworks (Locke & Key, #5)
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2011  Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom (Locke & Key, #4)
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2010  Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows (Locke & Key, #3)
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2009  Locke & Key: Head Games (Locke & Key, #2)
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2008  Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)
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