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Pierce Brown        

Author of New York Times Bestseller "Red Rising"

Pierce Brown’s debut novel, "Red Rising," is the first in a trilogy that has been compared to Suzanne Collins’s "The Hunger Games" and Orson Scott Card’s "Ender’s Game." The second book in the dystopian series is already in the works and will be published by Random House in 2015.

Brown lived in eight different states growing up and spent most of his childhood exploring new places, and building forts and traps for his cousins in the woods. After college he worked a variety of jobs from manager of a social media start up to an NBC page, and even put in time working as an aide on a US Senate campaign. Throughout his various occupations, Brown worked tirelessly on becoming a writer and finished his first draft of Red Rising when he was just 22 years old. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is working on his second book and various other writing projects.

Brown has already written the screenplay for "Red Rising" and has sold it to Universal Pictures where it has gained the attention of director Marc Forster and producer Joe Roth.

Speech Topics

From Building Forts to Writing a Bestseller

In this talk, Pierce Brown recalls his sleep-deprived life juggling various jobs as he worked toward becoming a writer—and, at age 26, he did. Attracted to the universal social themes of justice and class, Brown published a genre-defying epic trilogy that resonates with audiences of all ages.


Red Rising Review | Book Reviews and News | EW.com

''At different points in the narrative, Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game, but to write it off  ...

Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

For a guy who has issues matching his socks, even Pierce Brown is a little amazed at how popular his color-coordinated sci-fi series has become. His new novel ...

Rejoice! Pierce Brown Is Planning Another Red Rising Trilogy

Pierce Brown has been making waves with his fantastic Red Rising trilogy, and now that the third book in the trilogy, Morning Star, has been released, he's ...

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