'Winds of Winter' author George R.R. Martin to interview Stephen King

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Author George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series that is the basis of the television series "Game of Thrones", pauses during his masterclass at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Neuchatel July 10, 2014. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

George R.R. Martin will reportedly take a break from writing “Winds of Winter” to interview Stephen King. King is currently promoting his latest novel and will share the stage with Martin at Albuquerque.

King’s latest novel is titled “End of Watch,” Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Apparently, both the writers share an agent. Martin wanted to invite King to Cocteau, but there were logistics problems that were stopping the two writers from meeting.

An event director at Bookworks wanted to find a way to make King’s tour memorable and Martin was invited to the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Centre. Tickets for the event are already on sale and details about purchasing the tickets can be found at the Bookworks website.

People who attend the event get a chance to get their hands on 400 signed copies of “End of Watch” that will be distributed at random. There will also be other books by King and Martin that will be sold at the event.

Martin is not expected to read any sample chapters from “Winds of Winter” at the event. The event is set to take place on June 16, in which King will do an on stage book talk for about an hour and also answer questions from fans.

Martin on the other hand will also be hosting an event at Cocteau with King’s son Joe Hill. Hill is promoting his latest book “The Fireman.” The event will be held on May 23 and the author will participate in an interview followed by a question and answer session.

There will be no book signing session at the Kiva Auditorium, where King is promoting his new book. Although the event is focused on King’s work, Martin may expect a question or two on his progress of “Winds of Winter” and its possible release date.