Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown is the author of the Red Rising Trilogy and a follow-up series to Red Rising. Brown graduated college in 2010, after which he became a manager of social media at a start-up tech company, worked with Disney at ABC Studios, became employed at NBC, and also became an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign,[1] all while trying to make it as an author. In early 2014, his first novel, Red Rising was released to strong positive acclaim. His second novel, Golden Son was released Jan 6th, 2015, to equally widespread acclaim. The third novel, Morning Star, was published February 9, 2016, which debuted at #1 in the New York Times Best Seller list.

He is known to be a pantser, a "fly by the seats of your pants" type of writer, and thus can be prone to making an error or two, as small details can get jumbled in his head[2], as was the case with Kieran and his children.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.[1] He writes in Word.[3] His mother is Colleen Brown.[4] He was named one of sexiest writers in Vanity Fair.[5]

His website is at http://piercebrown.com and his social media accounts can be found listed on our Fan Community page.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • As a creator, you have to understand that it's not about your work. It's about how your work fits into their life.[6]
  • Yes, you will have at least one new POV character in Book 6. Probably two.[7]

Appearances[edit | edit source]


Pierce Brown, "Dark Age"

Politics & Prose, Washington DC, August 6, 2019



"Dark Age" Tour, Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, 2019


Pierce Brown's Red Rising Full Panel - New York Comic Con 2018

New York Comic-Con 2018


Pierce Brown on Iron Gold

Waterstones, February 5, 2018


Pierce Brown Book Tour - IRON GOLD Book Launch

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, January 18, 2018


Spotlight on Pierce Brown Full Panel - NYCC 2017

New York Comic-Con, Javits Center, New York, October 9, 2017


Event- Pierce Brown Talks GOLDEN SON

"Morning Star" Tour, University Book Store, Seattle, 2016


An Evening with Pierce Brown- Extended Q&A Footage

Waterstones Piccadilly, London, UK, June 2016


Pierce Brown - Home & Family - 03.06.2016

March 2016


Pierce Brown introduces Morning Star at University Book Store - Seattle

Ubookstore, February 17, 2016

Interviews[edit | edit source]

Written[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]


SDCC 2019 Exclusive Interview - Author Pierce Brown - Part 1

San Diego Comic-Con 2019


SDCC 2019 Exclusive Interview - Author Pierce Brown - Part 2

San Diego Comic-Con 2019


WHY DID IT TAKE YOU TWO YEARS?? - Pierce Brown Interview

Tashapolis, July 19, 2018


THE FANDOM.NET EXCLUSIVE Interview with Pierce Brown SDCC 2016

San Diego Comic-Con, 2016



polandbananasBOOKS, December 15, 2015


NERD-OFF SHOWDOWN - Pierce Brown vs Tashapolis

Tashapolis, December 12, 2015


An Interview With Pierce Brown

Tashapolis, November 25, 2015


FridayFix • Pierce Brown talks GOLDEN SON

Scott Sigler, January 16, 2015

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pierce Brown website - About the author
  2. This was a Red Rising blog after all, Sons of Ares Vol. 2: Wrath signing, February 22, 2020. 
  3. Pierce Brown, Facebook - Happy Friday - January 16, 2015
  4. Pierce Brown, Twitter - link inaccessible
  5. Vanity Fair Spanish - From Hemingway to Pierce Brown: The Sexiest Writers in History - April 13, 2016
  6. Mass Amplify Show - Episode 16, Britt Michaelian - March 17, 2015
  7. Howler Life, Pierce Brown Dropped A Big Hint About Red Rising Book 6, April 28, 2020.
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