Since 2011, there have been very few TV series who have trended as much as Games of Thrones. George R. R. Martin(full name George Raymond Richard Martin), is the author of the book of the same name. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America, on September 20, 1948. George has mostly written in science fiction, fantasy, and horror genre. Besides being a novelist, he is a producer as well as a screenwriter.
George's family consists of his parents: Margaret Brady Martin and Raymond Collins Martin, and siblings Janet and Darleen. They initially lived on Broadway but later moved out to Bayonne docks. However, George wasn't an active child and his world predominantly revolved around his home and school. It made him curious about traveling.
But since he couldn't physically travel, George took to reading and writing. He went to Mary Jane Donohoe School, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Illinois, and Marist High School. While studying there, George became obsessed with comics. In 1965, he won the Alley Award. He has a master's degree in journalism.
For a while, he taught at the Clarke University, but after the death of Tom Reamy, his fellow worker, and friend, he decided to devote all his time to his passion. His first work that Galaxy sold was The Hero. George would then sell short stories to earn bucks however it wasn't enough to help him sail through all his expenses.
To assist himself, he started to work for Continental Chess Association as a tournament director. George has authored several novels like And Seven Times Never Kill Man, A Storm of Swords, and much more. However, when HBO adapted A Song of Ice and Fire for the small screen and rechristened it Game of Thrones, George achieved worldwide renown.
He has edited New Voices in Science Fiction, The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book, Wild Cards series, and others. George is the winner of Hugo Award, Medill Hall of Achievement Award, Emmy Awards, and more. In 2014, George lofted a campaign to help Food Depot of Santa Fe and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. In 2011, Time magazine included him in their list of world's hundred most influential people.
He dated Lisa Tuttle, an author, for some time however it didn't get transcript into anything substantial. In 1975, George married Gale Burnick and divorced her after four years. In 2011, he got hitched to Parris McBride.