Portrait of George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin is the author of 14 novels, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin’s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: ‘The Hero’, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

In Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an executive story consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to co-supervising producer. He was executive producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

Martin is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and of Writers’ Guild of America, West.