George R.R. Martin is an American short story writer and novelist in the science fiction genres, a television producer and screenwriter. He is best known for thebestseller series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into a television series, Game of Thrones, by HBO. George currently serves as the co-executive producer for the TV show and has scripted four episodes. In 2005, he was named as "the American Tolkien" and one of the"most influential people in the world" by the Time magazine.
George was born on 20th September, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, to parents, Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman and Margaret Brady Martin. He has two younger sisters, Janet and Darleen. George’s father was of half Italian descent, and his mother of half Irish ancestry. The family moved to the Bayonne Docks in 1953. George attended the Mary Jane Donohoe School and the Marist High School. George did his B.S. and M.S. in journalism from the Northwestern University.