In a recent interview with USA Today, Stephen King has mentioned a new novel called “The Outsider”.
Q&A: Stephen King busier than ever with ‘Mr. Mercedes’ show, new books
Even Stephen King is allowed a crisis of confidence once in a while.
The iconic author is currently stuck on one aspect of a new novel he’s started — “If I could think of a title, I’d be really happy” — and years ago, when tackling the detective genre with 2014’s Mr. Mercedes, King worried about not being the “scary guy” people expect from his long literary career.
“I had this discussion with myself: ‘Wait a minute, you’re in your 60s now. You’re doing OK financially — it isn’t like you need to write a certain kind of story in order to feed your family. Are you going to do this, or punk out and be gutless?’ ” King recalls.
The best-selling Mercedes kicked off a modern-noir trilogy and now comes to TV with an AT&T Audience Network series (premiering Wednesday) starring Brendan Gleeson as retired cop Bill Hodges and Harry Treadaway as the serial killer he has to catch.
It’s one aspect of a busy time for King: The film adaptation of The Dark Tower is in theaters now, a new It movie debuts on the big screen Sept. 8, he starts a book tour next month with son Owen for Sleeping Beauties (out Sept. 26), and the elder King has another tome, The Outsider, coming soon.
“Don’t forget my record album!” the writer says, laughing. “Man, I’m kidding you.”
Anything you want to spill about The Outsider?
Nope. Well, there’s a lot of things I want to say about that, but I can’t. It’s too cool to talk about right now. All I can say is it won’t be out in 2017 because I’ve got enough going on.
Read the entire interview here