September 20, 2011
American author of fantasy and horror novels, George Raymond Richard Martin is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. Born on September 20, 1948, he started writing at an early age and published his first stories in the 1970s. He is best known for his epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, started in 1996 with the first part titled A Game of Thrones. Since then, 4 more novels in the series have been published including the latest, A Dance with Dragons earlier this year. Two more books of the series are planned to be released in the future.