Monday 3 August 2020


Suzanne Collins was born on August the 10th, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. Her parents - Jane and Lieutenant Colonel Michael  Collins had four children - Suzanne was the youngest.

As a US Airforce officer her father served in both the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. His career later became part of the inspiration for her best selling trilogy - The Hunger Games.

The family were constantly moving but she spent her childhood in the Eastern United States. She graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts and went on to earn a M.F.A. degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University.

In 1991 Suzanne began a successful career as a writer for children's television. She was inspired to write children's literature after a meeting with author James Proimos. 

Her most famous contribution to the children's book world is the trilogy - The Hunger Games. The series, written for age 12 and above, became an instant best seller.

Five Facts about Suzanne Collins:

1. The film of The Hunger Games broke multiple box office records.

2. Stephen King called her trilogy "addictive". 

3. Her hobbies are reading and running.

4. She has two children - Charlie and Isabella.

5. The Hunger Games was partly inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

In May of this year Scholastic released "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" a prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy.



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