Stephen King wrote “The Stand”, a story about a lethal viral pandemic, in 1978. NPR spoke with America’s premier author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. Listen to the podcast (below) or click here to read highlights.
…he gets it when fans say experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak feels like stepping into one of his horror stories.
“I keep having people say, ‘Gee, it’s like we’re living in a Stephen King story,’ ” he says. “And my only response to that is, ‘I’m sorry.’ “