King fans snap up tickets for tour

Author to speak at the Englert Theatre on Monday

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By Laura Farmer, correspondent

Stephen King, author of more than 50 worldwide best-selling novels, will give a lecture on writing, the Bill Hodges trilogy, and much more at 7 p.m. Monday at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City as part of his 12-city book tour. Tickets for all tour stops are sold out; tickets for the Iowa City event sold out in just 30 minutes. All attendees will receive a free copy of King’s latest novel, “End of Watch,” and a select number of books will be pre-autographed by the author.

Known as the master of horror, King has also written a number of acclaimed literary works that were later turned into feature films, such as “The Green Mile,” “Shawshank Redemption” (based on King’s novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”) and “Stand By Me” (based on King’s novella “The Body”).

Over 300 million copies of King’s books have been sold. King has received numerous honors over the years, including the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts.

There will be a question-and-answer period after the lecture. King will not be available for personal signings.

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