While Linda and I were in Spain for Celsius 232, George R.R. Martin was in New York City for ThrillerFest, where among other things there was an interview and Q&A (we’ve embedded the video!) with editor Anne Groell. Topics discussed include the new Nightflyers TV show from SyFY, the history of The World of Ice and Fire and Fire and Blood, and more.
At the close of the festival, Martin was named that year’s Thriller Master, the lifetime achievement award from the International Thriller Writers association. Here’s a press release, and the video of the awards ceremony below!
We’re pleased to present 2018’s ThrillerFest XIII ThrillMaster, George R. R. Martin.
After a rousing conference, this esteemed event presented awards to the top notch Thriller & Suspense authors ending the evening somewhere over the rainbow wall. The yellow brick road took on an icy sheen though as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen transported us from OZ to Westeros with their rendition of “If I Only Read the Book First” and “We’re Off to See George Martin, the Wonderful Creator of Us”.
Grateful for being honored (and serenaded) GRRM highlighted the mutual mission that he and his dear friend and renowned editor, Gardner Dozois, undertook creating several anthologies. Choosing to include not only science fiction and fantasy, but also authors of historic fiction, romance and thrillers in their “genre breaking” collections. GRRM stated it’s not important what genre is on the spine of the book but that we all read great stories. And thanks to great conferences like ThrillerFest we can.
See the event below—the GRRM segment starts at the 49 minute mark, with Lee Child (last year’s recipient) coming to the stage: