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Overview (2)

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Nickname Mrs.Colli

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Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist, author of the bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and the wildly successful Hunger Games trilogy that spawned the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games (2012) and the three subsequently announced sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015). Born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 10, 1962, Collins is the daughter of a U.S. Air Force officer and was a successful television writer before turning her talents to writing novels. Currently residing in Sandy Hook, Connecticut with her husband and their two children, Suzanne Collins is Amazon.com's best-selling author of all time.

Collins began her television writing career in 1991 after earning a degree from Indiana University with a double major in drama and telecommunications. She worked on a number of television productions for Nickelodeon such as Clarissa Explains It All (1991), Little Bear (1995) and Oswald (2001). She was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for her work in co-writing Santa, Baby! (2001), a well-received animated Christmas special. Said to be inspired in part by Alice in Wonderland, Collins' first book for middle schoolers, Gregor the Overlander (2003), was nominated for a Nutmeg Children's Book Award. Between 2003 and 2007, Collins added 4 more titles to the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series before turning her attention to Katniss Everdeen and The Hunger Games.

One of the most successful written works in history, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy has found an audience with readers of all ages - publisher Scholastic announced there were over 50 million Hunger Games books in print by the time the first film was released in 2012. The first Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games (2012) was adapted for the screen by director Gary Ross and Collins herself, and starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) is scheduled for release in late 2013 and the third novel of the trilogy will be split into two films: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), scheduled to be released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Suzanne Collins (II) is the highly praised author of the international bestseller, the Hunger Games Trilogy, and The Underland Chronicle. Collins was born in 1962, Connecticut, to an Air Force officer. She graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunication. Her career hit off when she began writing for children's television, such as Oswald, and Clarissa Explains it all. Between 2003 and 2007, she wrote the entire Underland Chronicles. In September 2008, The Hunger Games was released. Because of such popularity, Time magazine named Suzanne Colinns one of the most influential people of 2010. The Hunger Games is a major motion film, directed by Gary Ross, and starring Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Jennifer Lawrence.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sarah Ribeiro

Spouse (1)

Charles Pryor (1992 - 2015) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (1)

Has two children with her husband - a son (b.1994) and a daughter (b.1999).

Personal Quotes (2)

[on the popularity of dystopian stories] 'The Hunger Games' contributed somewhat to that, but that can't be the whole explanation for it. I think people respond to dystopian stories because they're ways of acting out anxieties that we have and fears that we have about the future. So much media's coming at you over the Internet, your brain gets overloaded. You don't know what to do with it. And one thing you can do with it is read a story.
I think it's very uncomfortable for people to talk to children about war, and so they don't because it's easier not to. But then you have young people at eighteen who are enlisting in the army, and they really don't have the slightest idea what they're getting into. I think we put our children at an enormous disadvantage by not educating them in war, by not letting them understand about it at an early age.

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