George R.R. Martin


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Birth Name: George R.R. Martin
Born: 09/20/1948
Birth Place: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

George Raymond Richard Martin was born on Sept. 20, 1948 in Bayonne, NJ. His love of writing came from within, as no one in his family was a writer; his father was a longshoreman and his mother worked in a factory. Yet even at a young age, Martin showed a passion for storytelling; he used to write monster stories and sold them to children in his neighborhood. An avid comic book reader and collector, he began writing fiction for comic fanzines as a high school student. He sold his first short story while a student at Northwestern University in Illinois, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1970. He went on to earn a master's of science from the same university in 1971.... Continue Bio >>


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