George R.R. Martin is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.

He was born on September 20, 1948 in Beyon, New Jersey (USA).

George R.R. Martin interesting facts

1. In the beginning, the writer published books under the name George Martin.

2. His greatest work, known all over the world, is the fantasy saga: “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

3. Since 2005, it has been called the American Tolkien.

4. In 2011, he made the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

5. George R.R. Martin was married twice: Gale Burnick from 1975 to 1979 and now Parris McBride since 2011.

6. George R.R. Martin has Italian, Irish, French, English, Welsh and German roots. His father is from Italy and his mother is from Ireland.

7. During his childhood, he wrote a story about a mythical kingdom populated by turtles.

8. He was a huge fan of Marvel comics superheroes.

9. In 1965, he won the award for the best story for a superhero movie, which he called “Powerman vs. The Blue Barrier”.

10. He sold his first work at the age of 21, in 1970. It was a science fiction story called “The Hero”.

11. He was the first to write short stories combining science fiction with horror.

12. He became a full-time writer in late 1977, after the death of his friend, writer Tom Reamy.

13. As a child, Martin was delighted with JRR Tolkien’s novels, he dreamed of creating his own great fantasy work, hence the idea for a saga that went down in history of literature.

14. Originally, the “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga was supposed to have 3 volumes.

15. Based on the saga, a series on HBO called “Game of Thrones” was created.

16. The last season (8) of the series “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to air in 2019.

17. Those who pay over $ 20,000 to a foundation that raises money to help captive wolves can name the hero who will be introduced in the final part of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga.

18. He writes all his novels in the WordStar 4.0 word processor running under DOS.

19. On October 10, 2017, he published the book “Sons of the Dragon” telling the events of 270 years before the beginning of “Game of Thrones”.

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George R.R. Martin questions and answers

What is the writer’s full name?

The full name is George Raymond Richard Martin.

Why does the writer add R. R. to his name?

Because he was mistaken for the famous record producer of the band “The Beatles” (nicknamed “the fifth Beatles”), who had the same name.

Who by profession is George R.R. Martin?

George R.R. Martin is a novelist and screenwriter by profession.

George R.R. Martin has siblings?

George R.R. Martin has two younger sisters: Darleen and Janet.

When will the ending of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga come out?

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How tall is George R.R. Martin?

George R.R. Martin is about 168 cm tall.

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How old is George R.R. Martin?

George R.R. Martin is 70 years old (May 2019).

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