The Trustees of the Nobel Foundation today announced on April 1,2005 that they were awarding noted American writer Stephen King the Nobel Prize for Literature - they acknowledged his creative genius and neglect by the literary committee. They also said the award was held in absentia due to a fatwa against Mr King from JK Rowling for purloining her 'sneetches' for his Dark Tower series.
Mr King, in his speech to the Academy on April 1, 2005, sent from an undisclosed location just outside the Calla, said, "I am delighted, and honored. THe appeal of my books goes beyond horror fans and Red Sox team members. The face of American popular fiction and culture has been remade by me and authors such as Jack Ketchum. Yet the men in the high castles of literature refuse to admit us into the keep."
Books cited in the award include It, the Dark Tower series, and his most recent, much awaited, It Returns
He was recently awarded the National Book Critics award in 2003, a exercise in mental masturbation by a sinister cabal of American critics.
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