The Winds of Winter 2023 Update

It is 2023 and The Winds of Winter still has not been published. In this article, we will cover the latest news surrounding The Winds of Winter and when fans can expect it to come out!

The last novel in A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin was released in 2011. Nobody knew how long we would have to wait after A Dance of Dragons hit the bookstores. Martin has given numerous updates and has said that he is almost done. How close is Martin to completing the novel? Keep reading to find out!

The Winds of Winter Update  

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The Winds of Winter update

Martin has been writing this novel for over a decade and is has pushed back the release date numerous times. The good news is that Martin is close to finishing the novel. In December 2022, he said that he has about 500 pages to go.  

Since then, a writer’s strike has taken place. The good news is that Martin has said that it won’t affect the release date of the book. Even better, it may help Martin focus on the book since many TV shows and movies have been paused as a result. And as we all know, Martin is always working on something related to entertainment.

The Winds of Winter Release Date

With Martin focused on finishing the book, the only question left is when is The Winds of Winter going to be released? If there are isn’t any more delays, then the novel will be released late 2024. I wouldn’t be surprised if the novel ends up getting one final delay and ends up being released in early 2025.  

A few more months isn’t bad compared to over a decade of waiting. What is going to frustrate readers is the release date of the final book in the series. Will it take even longer than this novel? Once fans finish reading The Winds of Winter , they will be craving the final book in the series and it will be years before it will be released.  


Without any more hiccups, expect the novel to hit the bookstores in late 2024. Martin is known to juggle various projects but is close to finishing this novel. In the next few months, expect another update.

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