Writers Who Read #28

7 February 2021

Red Pill
by Hari Kunzru

Author/Publisher Intent

Stylistic Choices

Structure, Pacing

Climax - what changed?

Scene sleuthing

Red Pill - Hari Kunzru

  • Marketing: Political Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic Present-Day Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 83,301
  • Print Pages: 304
  • Reading Level: 8th-9th grade

  • POV: Unnamed Narrator

  • Publish date: September 1, 2020
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Sold By: Knopf
  • Audio book narration: Hari Kunzru

  • Recognition: NYT's top 100 of 2020, NPR's Best Books of 2020
  • Philisophy major at University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Journalist
  • Wired UK, Time Out, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph
  • Author of 7 novels
  • 1st novel, The Impressionist (2003), £1 Million advance
  • Fellow
  • American Academy in Berlin (6 mo)
  • Podcast producer
  • Ep: "Never Mind the Stasi" & "When We Were Cyber"

Around the Table

Please use passages from the book

Writers Who Read: Coming Up

March 7: Interior Chinatown - Charles Yu (USA, 2020)
April 4: Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Ireland, 2020)
May 2: The Lying Life of Adults - Elena Ferrante
(Italy, trans. 2020 by Ann Goldstein)




Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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Sleuthing!