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J. R. Martin

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Date of Birth September 20, 1948
Age 74 years, 1 months, 1 days
Place of Birth Bayonne
Country France
Profession Novelist
Horoscope Virgo

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J. R. Martin net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2021-22! In this article, we will discover how old is J. R. Martin? Who is J. R. Martin dating now & how much money does J. R. Martin have?

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J. R. Martin Biography

J. R. Martin is a famous Novelist, who was born on September 20, 1948 in France. According to Astrologers, J. R. Martin's zodiac sign is Virgo.

George Raymond Martin (he adopted the confirmation name Richard at 13 years old) was born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brady Martin. On his mother’s side his family used to be wealthy, and owned a successful construction business, but they lost it all in the Great Depression, something Martin was reminded about every day when he passed what used to be his family’s dock and house. It made him feel that even if they were poor, they came from greatness that had been taken away from them. He has two younger sisters, Darleen and Janet. His mother was of half Irish ancestry. He also acknowledges French, English, Welsh and German roots, which were confirmed on the television series Finding Your Roots. However, while he also believed he was a quarter Italian because of who he was told was his paternal grandfather, a DNA test on the show confirmed his Irish and other ancestries but excluded any Italian ancestry, showing instead he is approximately a quarter Ashkenazi Jewish.

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin; September 20, 1948), also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. He wrote the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).

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The family first lived in a house on Broadway, belonging to Martin’s great-grandmother. In 1953, they moved to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. During Martin’s childhood, his world consisted predominantly of “First Street to Fifth Street”, between his grade school and his home; this limited world made him want to travel and experience other places, but the only way of doing so was through his imagination, and he became a voracious reader. Martin began writing and selling monster stories for pennies to other neighborhood children, dramatic readings included. He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he decided they were killing each other off in “sinister plots”. Martin had a habit of starting “endless stories” that he never completed, as they didn’t turn out as great as word on paper as he had imagined them in his head.

J. R. Martin Net Worth

J. R. Martin is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, J. R. Martin net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

J. R. Martin Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Source of Income Novelist
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The family first lived in a house on Broadway, belonging to Martin’s great-grandmother. In 1953, they moved to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. During Martin’s childhood, his world consisted predominantly of “First Street to Fifth Street”, between his grade school and his home; this limited world made him want to travel and experience other places, but the only way of doing so was through his imagination, and he became a voracious reader. Martin began writing and selling monster stories for pennies to other neighborhood children, dramatic readings included. He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he decided they were killing each other off in “sinister plots”. Martin had a habit of starting “endless stories” that he never completed, as they didn’t turn out as great as word on paper as he had imagined them in his head.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and later Marist High School. While there he became an avid comic book fan, developing a strong interest in the superheroes being published by Marvel Comics, and later credited Stan Lee for being one of his greatest literary influences; “Maybe Stan Lee is the greatest literary influence on me, even more than Shakespeare or Tolkien.” A letter Martin wrote to the editor of Fantastic Four was printed in issue No. 20 (November 1963); it was the first of many sent, e.g., Fantastic Four #32, #34, and others. Fans who read his letters wrote him letters in turn, and through such contacts, Martin joined the fledgling comics fandom of the era, writing fiction for various fanzines; he bought the first ticket to the world’s first Comic-Con, held in New York in 1964. In 1965, Martin won comic fandom’s Alley Award for Best Fan Fiction for his prose superhero story “Powerman vs. The Blue Barrier”.

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In the early 1970s, Martin was in a relationship with fellow science fiction/fantasy author Lisa Tuttle, with whom he co-wrote Windhaven.

Who is J. R. Martin dating?

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In 1970, Martin earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude; he went on to complete his M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Medill. Eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War, to which he objected, Martin applied for and obtained conscientious objector status; he instead did alternative service work for two years (1972–1974) as a VISTA volunteer, attached to the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in France. J. R. Martin celebrates birthday on September 20 of every year.

In the mid-1970s, Martin met English professor George Guthridge from Dubuque, Iowa, at a science fiction convention in Milwaukee. Martin persuaded Guthridge (who later said that at that time he despised science fiction and fantasy) not only to give speculative fiction a second look, but to write in the field himself. Guthridge has since been a finalist for the Hugo Award and twice for the Nebula Award for science fiction and fantasy. In 1998, Guthridge and Janet Berliner won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the Novel for their Children of the Dusk.

The short stories he was able to sell in his early 20s gave him some profit, but not enough to pay his bills, which prevented him from becoming the full-time writer he wanted to be. The need for a day job occurred simultaneously with the American chess craze which followed Bobby Fischer’s victory in the 1972 world chess championship. Martin’s own chess skills and experience allowed him to be hired as a tournament director for the Continental Chess Association that ran chess tournaments on the weekends. This gave him a sufficient income, and because the tournaments only ran on Saturdays and Sundays, it allowed him to work as a writer five days a week from 1973 to 1976. When the chess bubble subsequently burst and no longer provided an income, he had become much better established as a writer.

In turn, Guthridge helped Martin in finding a job at Clarke University (then Clarke College). Martin “wasn’t making enough money to stay alive” from writing and the chess tournaments, says Guthridge. From 1976 to 1978, Martin was an English and journalism instructor at Clarke, and he became Writer In Residence at the college from 1978 to 1979.

Martin is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA); he served as the organization’s Southwest Regional Director from 1977 to 1979, and as its vice-president from 1996 to 1998. In 1976, for Kansas City’s MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Martin and his friend and fellow writer-editor Gardner Dozois conceived of and organized the first Hugo Losers’ Party for the benefit of all past and present Hugo-losing writers on the evening following the convention’s Hugo Awards ceremony. Martin was nominated for two Hugos that year but lost both awards, for the novelette “…and Seven Times Never Kill Man” and the novella The Storms of Windhaven, co-written with Lisa Tuttle. Although Martin often writes fantasy or horror, a number of his earlier works are science fiction tales occurring in a loosely defined future history, known informally as “The Thousand Worlds” or “The Manrealm”.

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