Pierce Brown is a science fiction author and screenwriter, known for his Red Rising series.
Red Rising received positive reviews and was on The New York Times Bestseller list. Shortly after the publication of his first novel, Universal Pictures acquired the rights for a film adaptation which Pierce is writing the screenplay for. Pierce has said that his writing is often influenced by readers, saying ‘I was able to see which punches connected with the readers’.
Red Rising was followed by Golden Son and Morning Star, as well as a prequel comic Sons of Ares. A new trilogy beginning with Iron Gold and continuing in Dark Age picks up the story ten years later.
Pierce received the Goodreads 2014 Best New Novelist Award and the Goodreads 2015 Best Science Fiction Novel Award.