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 has no comment on the fate of Jon Snow in his forthcoming book “Winds of Winter.” The writer also talked about the inspiration for The Wall in his book series in a recent interview.

Martin was in Chicago recently to receive an alumni award from the Medill School of Journalism, where he talked about his book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” When asked about the fate of Jon Snow in his forthcoming book, Martin said that he had no comment on the subject and suggested that the fans read the book to find out, Winter Is Coming reports.

The author also talked about the inspiration behind The Wall at the event. He revealed that the Chicago blizzard of 1967 may have influenced him to come up with the concept of The Wall. IN the book series The Wall was built to protect the people of Westeros from the White Walkers, who live in the snowy regions in the north.

Martin was a freshman studying journalism at the time of the blizzard and he described it as the “coldest winter in Chicago.” “There was so much snow that winter, you couldn’t see, all snow, all ice, and it was so very cold,” he said. The author did not say anything about the possible release date of “Winds of Winter” at the event.

The next book in the series is eagerly awaited by the fans, as the last book was released in the year 2012. The release of the book is also important now because the “Game of Thrones” TV series, which is based on the book series, has already caught up with the material in the books and Season 6 will be going beyond the material in the books in a significant way for the first time.

Cast member Liam Cunningham (Davos) recently said that Martin is finding it difficult to “Separate himself” from what he is seeing in the TV series, Irish Examiner reports. “ He has no choice but to start hearing voices of the people he’s writing for,” the actor said.

Cunnigham feels that the events of the TV series may not affect the journey, but it may affect the characters in “Winds of Winter.” The cast members are currently busy filming for Season 6 of the TV series, which is expected to air by April 2016.

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