George R.R. Martin, the man behind 'Game of Thrones'

Steve Love

Reading — Advanced Level
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  1. the long periods between books in the 'Ice and Fire' series

  2. dramatic series entitled 'Game of Thrones'

  3. international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels

  4. stories of fantasy, horror, and science fiction

  5. saying he was unwilling to write only his 'Ice and Fire' series

  6. a part of his working process

George Raymond Richard Martin, also referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer. His works include . Martin is best known for his , 'A Song of Ice and Fire', which HBO later adapted for its . Time magazine named Martin one of the most influential people in the world.

Martin has been criticized by some of his readers for . There was a six-year gap, for example, between the fourth and fifth volumes. He had responded to these criticisms by , noting that working on other prose has always been .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you ever watched 'Game of Thrones' or read any of GRRM's works? What is your opinion on the TV series or any of his novels?

  2. What is your favorite genre of book? Why?

  3. What book did you enjoy most reading? What was it about and why did you enjoy it?

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