George R. R. Martin is an American novelist and short story writer born in 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Martin is popular for his novel A Song of Ice and Fire, which HBO later based their series Game of Thrones on. He also is the show’s co-executive producer and is in charge of scripting. His other notable books include A Song for Lya, Portraits of His Children, The Skin Trade, and A Storm of Swords. Martin has won multiple Hugo Awards, Premio Ignotus Awards, and World Fantasy Awards in his career. He is married to Parris McBride.