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George R.R. Martin
George Raymond Martin
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
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George R.R. Martin Fast Facts:
Was valedictorian of his high-school class.
As a graduate student, sold his first fiction story (
Galaxy Science Fiction
After graduate school, was a VISTA volunteer for two years and then taught journalism at Clarke University in Iowa.
Appeared on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2011.
Writes one script per season for the TV series
Game of Thrones
, which is based on his fantasy-book series
A Song of Ice and Fire
Collects toy knights and other medieval miniatures.
Supports the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico.
George R.R. Martin Relationships:
Gale Burnick - Ex-wife
Margaret Brady Martin - Mother
Janet Martin Patten - Sister
Raymond Collins Martin - Father
Darleen Martin Lapinski - Sister
Parris McBride - Wife
George R.R. Martin Awards:
2014 Writers Guild Awards: Episodic Drama - Nominee
1989 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
1988 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2014 Writers Guild Awards: Drama Series - Nominee
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Illinois, United States (BS, 1970; MS, 1971)
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