August 19, 2012
George R.R. Martin is extremely honored to have been selected to receive The World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award to be given out this November at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto Canada.
George will be joining a very distinguished group of writers who have been given this recognition of Lifetime Achievement. Past award winners include Ray Bradbury, Andre Norton, Theodore Sturgeon, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jack Williamson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison and Stephen King.
The award, which is a stylized bust of H.P. Lovecraft designed by Gahan Wilson, will be given out at this year’s World Fantasy Convention. Also being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award this year is noted British author Alan Garner.
These awards are decided by a distinguished committee, and the Lifetime Achievement Awards are announced before the convention.
GRRM’S book A DANCE WITH DRAGONS has been nominated by World Fantasy committee this year for best novel; the winner of that award will be announced at the convention in November.
George’s schedule, unfortunately, will not allow him to attend this convention but be sure and check the Appearances section on this website for his future public events.