George R. R. Martin (2190 words)


George Raymond Richard Martin (commonly known as George R.R. Martin) is an American writer and television producer. He is best known for his ongoing epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-present) which has been adapted into HBO’s television series Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey to longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brady Martin. From a young age, Martin was interested in science fiction and fantasy, writing monster stories for his childhood friends and developing a keen interest in comics. Martin was raised Catholic, and attended a parochial high school where he further honed his writing skills as a journalist for the school n…

Citation: Johnson, Lars. "George R. R. Martin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 March 2021 [, accessed 28 September 2022.]

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