Horror icon and best-selling author Stephen King has announced an earlier release date for his much-anticipated collection of four new novellas–If It Bleeds.
Publication of the book has been moved up to April 28, a full two weeks earlier than expected, in an attempt to entertain his Constant Readers caught in the web of the dangerous Coronavirus pandemic.
King added that this new date coincides with the release of John Grisham’s Camino Winds. I want to talk to the publisher about maybe doing a two-for-one, he said. Wouldn’t that be cool, a double feature?
If It Bleeds is described as an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds – each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.
The novella is a form King has returned to several times in his career, and many have been made into films, including The Body (Stand By Me) and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Redemption).
Overall, King is the author of more than 60 books, all of them worldwide best-sellers. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.