He’s no ordinary Joe

It took Joe Hill some time to step out of the shadow of his famous father Stephen King, but the acclaimed novelist has since made plenty of literary waves of his own, writes Nadine O’Regan

19th November, 2017
Joe Hill has joined his brother and father on the New York Times bestseller lists Pic: Fergal Phillips

There’s a joke that the US chat show host Jay Leno once told his viewers. It goes something like this: “Stephen King says to his kids: ‘Let’s all have a bedtime story.’ And the kids go: ‘No!’ ” Joe Hill laughs as he tells the anecdote. Hill might once have disliked chatting about his extremely famous father, fearing the taint of fame by association, but he has long ago reached the point in life where...

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