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TIFF UN/CUT: How George R.R. Martin created the world of Game of Thrones

Winter is coming back

Jul 11, 2017

Before he created the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which inspired HBO's award-winning series Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin was a kid growing up in an underserved neighbourhood, selling made-up stories for a penny each, until he raised the price to a nickel.

In this hour-long talk hosted by TIFF Cinematheque director Jesse Wente, which was recorded at TIFF in 2012 just before Game of Thrones' second season launched, Martin talks about how his childhood influenced his creative life, what he learned working in TV before GoT began, and how he built the massive and intricate world of Westeros. Listen now and subscribe to TIFF UN/CUT on iTunes for weekly conversations from your creative heroes.