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Stephen King, the world-famous master of horror fiction and author of more than 50 books. Photo courtesy of St. Francis College.

It will be a scary evening in Brooklyn Heights when world-famous master of horror Stephen King comes to St. Francis College on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. to take part in a roundtable discussion at Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St.

Joining King will be his son, Owen King, as well as fellow horror novelist Peter Straub and Straub’s daughter Emma Straub, also a novelist. The discussion is co-sponsored by BookCourt, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill.

Stephen King, originally from Portland, Maine, began his career as a high school teacher who occasionally wrote short stories. In 1973, his first horror novel, “Carrie,” was published. Since then, he has published more than 50 books, many of which have been made into motion pictures, and has become one of the world’s most successful writers.

Peter Straub, who also specializes in horror fiction, is the author of 17 novels. They include “Ghost Story,” “Koko,” “Mr. X,” “In the Night Room” and two collaborations with Stephen King, “The Talisman” and “Black House.” He has won the British Fantasy Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards and three World Fantasy Awards.

Owen King is the author of “We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories” and co-editor of the fiction anthology “Who Can Save Us Now?” His short fiction has appeared in several publications.

Emma Straub, who lives in Brooklyn, is the author of “The Vacationers” and “Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures” as well as the short-story collection “Other People We Married.” Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in “Vogue,” “New York Magazine, “The New York Times” and other well-known outlets.

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