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About the Author

Sarah Henstra is a professor of English at Ryerson University. She is the author of the young adult novel Mad Miss Mimic, which was published by Penguin Canada. The Red Word is her first work of adult fiction. She lives in Toronto.


Praise for The Red Word

"The Red Word is the smartest, most provocative novel I've read in a long time. Sarah Henstra dives headlong into some murky, turbulent waters-gender politics, campus sexual assault, complicity, moral responsibility-and emerges with a book that's as shocking as it is essential." -Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers

"Timely and incisive, young adult author Sarah Henstra makes her adult fiction debut with this tale of collegiate politics and campus rape. Infused with Homerian weight, the novel is appropriately Greek-focused, centering on a controversy between bad boy fraternity house Gamma Beta Chi, the radical feminists of Raghurst, and a young woman caught between the two when a set-up to call out the fraternity's rape culture leads to unintended tragedy."- Harper's Bazaar, "14 Books You Should Read This March"

"A timely, telling look at rape culture on campus, Sarah Henstra's The Red Word boldly goes to the places where memoir can't but fiction can - and gives way to one hell of a realistic narrative." -Popsugar

"Provocative . . . [The Red Word] doesn't shirk anything; nothing is completely clear-cut or binary." -Brit+Co "The Red Word is set in the 1990s but speaks directly to the present feminist moment. Sarah Henstra takes us into two worlds: that of Women's Studies classes and lesbian pagan rituals, and of frat boys and S&M theme parties. As I watched Karen struggle with politics, power, and her own culpability in the fallout of it all, I could not put this book down."-Darcey Steinke, author of Suicide Blonde and Sister Golden Hair "Set in the 1990s, The Red Word interrogates the prevailing political preoccupations of that time: gender politics, third-wave feminism, and consent . . . A timely and nuanced dissection of rape culture." -Booklist "The most timely of novels."-Read It Forward "An aesthetically arresting interrogation of rape culture...timely and brilliant."-Kirkus Reviews "Few authors are more qualified to write about university life than Sarah Henstra, a Ryerson English prof by day and novelist by night. In The Red Word. . . Henstra cleverly navigates thorny issues like sexual assault, militant ideology, and the polarization between belligerent college kids and ultra-progressive campus activists." -Toronto Life "The Red Word examines rape culture on college campuses with a precision and gentleness that few novels have achieved. . . While The Red Word is entertaining, it's also a sobering reminder of the horrors inflicted on women, trans, and nonbinary people on college campuses." -Bitch "An incisive campus novel . . . [The Red Word] raises essential questions surrounding class privilege, rape, and gendered power dynamics on campus." -Publishers Weekly

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