At George Mason University’s Fall For the Book festival this weekend, Stephen King announced that he is working on a sequel to his popular book The Shining and read an excerpt from the upcoming story.
The sequel, entitled Dr. Sleep, will follow Danny Torrance as an adult working as an Hospice employee that uses his psychic power to help his patients. The story will also feature a group of traveling vampires with psychic abilities called “The Tribe”.
King also discussed his latest book coming out in November called 11/22/63, about a English teacher who travels back in time to try to stop the Kennedy assassination.
King was at the festival to receive the Mason Award, given to writers who made “extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading public.” Past winners have included Greg Mortenson, Chinua Achebe and Dave Eggers.
Watch footage from the event and King reading excerpts from Dr. Sleep below: