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George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin at Worldcon in Helsinki 2017
George R. R. Martin at Worldcon in Helsinki 2017

Born

George Raymond Martin September 20, 1948 Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation

  • Novelist
  • short story writer
  • screenwriter

Nationality

American

Alma mater

Northwestern University

Genre

  • Science fiction
  • horror
  • fantasy

Spouses

Gale Burnick ( m.  1975; div.  1979)
Parris McBride ( m.   2011 )

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Website

www .georgerrmartin .com

George Raymond Richard Martin , also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones .

In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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