Who is George R. R. Martin?
George R. R. Martin, born George Raymond Martin, is an American novelist, screenwriter, television producer and short story writer. He is most well known for his series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire.
Martin began his writing career in the 1970’s but before being able to become a full-time author, Martin was an English professor, where he met fellow author George Guthridge who he persuaded to take a second look at speculative fiction and give it a go, where Guthridge returned the favour and helped get Martin a job at Clarke University (1976-1978).
He gained significant recognition for his hit series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which really took off when it was adapted into a TV series by HBO.
20th of September, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror
First Short Story
The Hero (1970)
Published by Galaxy Magazine
3.50 out of 5 on Goodreads
Dying of the Light (1977)
Published by Simon & Schuster
3.56 out of 5 on Goodreads
Below you can find out more about the book series that George R. R. Martin has done, and the best reading order for them.
George R. R. Martin has won a lot of awards over the years and the full list can be seen on his website. Below you can see some of the highlights.
1975: Hugo Award, Best Novella for A Song for Lya
1988: Bram Stoker Award, Best Long Fiction for The Pear-Shaped Man
1997: Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, A Game of Thrones
1997: Nebula Award, Best Novel, A Game of Thrones
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
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