My book, Stephen King, A Face Among The Masters, discusses King and 5 of these writers and their connection to Stephen King:
- Ray Bradbury in chapter 6, The Man Who Scared Stephen King.
- Charles Dickens in chapter 3, Stephen King, A Modern Charles Dickens
- H.P. Lovecraft in chapter 1, The Long Shadow Of Stephen King
- Richard Matheson in chapter 5, Shivering Through The Twilight Zone
- and J.R.R. Tolkien (briefly) in chapter 7, Dark Theologian.
I am surprised King did not list: Poe.