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George RR Martin talks about Winds of Winter and his intentions for A Dream of Spring.
He has been silent since 2013 when he announced that he was working on A Dream of Spring - an epic fantasy set in the world of Westeros. The book will be the first part of a three-book series and it is expected to be released between 2017 and 2018.
Winds of winter is the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It was published in April 2012 and won the 2011 Newbery Medal for excellence in literature. The book has also won many other awards including the Nebula, Locus, Daphne du Maurier, and John W. Campbell Awards among others.
Martin has said that Winds of Winter will be "the longest book I have ever written". He estimates that it is now 100,000 words long and grows by 10,000 every month. This makes it almost impossible to finish in your lifetime unless you are willing to sacrifice other interests of your life. However, according to him, this isn't necessarily true as he might decide to cut some parts of the book to make it fit into volume two or three instead.
George R.R. Martin is still writing on the next book in his epic series of fantasy books that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones. The book, titled Storm of Swords and expected out in 2011, will be the third volume in the series that began with 2000's A Game of Thrones.
When it comes out, we can expect to see more of the story unfold beyond the walls of Winterfell. In fact, we already know a bit about what happens after Bran wakes up from his dream because he tells us so in the novel A Dance With Dragons, which follows one of Bran's friends, Arya Stark, as she tries to find her way home to Winterfell.
After graduating from college, Bran travels north of the Wall to visit a family friend who has been appointed king of a small kingdom called Bear Island. On his trip north, Bran meets up again with some old friends and enemies including Rickon Stark, son of Eddard and Lyanna Stark; Jojen Reed, an old friend of Ned's who serves as a special advisor to the new king; and Osha, a wildling girl who lives near the wall who claims to have escaped her tribe to help care for Bran.
Martin is now working on five projects for HBO, including House of the Dragon, a prequel set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones that will center on House Targaryen, the strong dynasty that previously governed Westeros. The series does not yet have a release date but it's expected to air in 2017.
He also writes the World of Ice and Fire book series, which are canonical histories of several major characters and settings from the Song of Ice and Fire novels. The first volume, A Clash of Kings, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and has since been followed up by two more volumes, one in 2011 and another in 2014. A TV show based on the series is in development for HBO.
In addition to his work on Game of Thrones, Martin has said that he intends to write three more books in the series after this one. He has also stated that he plans to write a standalone novel set in the same world but focusing on new characters.
So far, Martin has published six novels in the Song of Ice and Fire series, with more expected to come. The first three were best-sellers when they were released and all have been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. In 2004, Martin received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his epic fantasies that combine innovative writing with authorial skill and narrative power".
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