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Who Wrote Shawshank Redemption?


Different Seasons by Stephen King, original home of Shawshank

The question “Who wrote Shawshank Redemption?” was put to me last night by a patron who was absolutely dying to read it. He had seen the movie and had had no idea that it had been based on a story.

The full title of the story is Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. It was written by Stephen King.

While being in prison is probably horrific enough to qualify as a horror story, many people I’ve talked to are surprised to find that King has written stories that aren’t about demonic cars, hungry vampires, or killer clowns.

Shawshank was originally in a King collection called Different Seasons.

The patron left happy and I hope that’s another King fan in the making.

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