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Suzanne Collins - Author

About the Author

Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer's Guild of America nomination for co-writing the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and most recently she was the head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days.

 

Suzanne made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times–bestselling Underland Chronicles, which started with the acclaimed book Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins continues to explore the effect of violence on those coming of age. She was inspired to write The Hunger Games when an idea formed whilst she flicked between television channels broadcasting real war coverage and reality television programmes.

 

Film rights for The Hunger Games have been acquired by Nina Jacobson's Color Force production company - and Lionsgate has obtained worldwide film distribution rights. Suzanne is currently working on the screenplay.

 

Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

 

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Featured books by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2013

The second book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future.   But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.

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Other books by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games: Four Book Collection

The Hunger Games: Four Book Collection

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This beautiful hardcover box set includes all three books in Suzanne Collins's internationally bestselling Hunger Games trilogy together with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV... And the odds are against all who play. With all four of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games novels in one box set, you can step into the world of Panem with the 10th annual Hunger Games, and continue all the way to the electrifying conclusion.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Journal (fill-in notebook)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Journal (fill-in notebook)

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2020

Journey back to Panem with this deluxe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes writing journal! The world is catching fire again. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. This official Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes journal is adorned with the iconic mockingjays from all four Hunger Games books on an elegant soft-touch cover with metallic accents. It features 192 lined pages, an exclusive Hunger Games design, and a ribbon placeholder.

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The second in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King in the Underland, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring war to the Underland. But when Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, he finds he is unable to kill him. Gregor's heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be one he lives to regret?

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The third in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover. Gregor and Boots must return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. It is spreading fast, and when it claims one of Gregor's family, he begins to truly understand his role in the Prophecy of Blood. Gregor must summon all his power to end the biological warfare that threatens the fate of every warmblooded creature.

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The stunning conclusion to the riveting Gregor the Overlander series, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover. Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep The Prophecy of Time from Gregor. Gregor knows it must say something awful but he never imagined just how awful: it calls for the warrior's death. Now, with an army of rats approaching, and his mum and sister still in Regalia, Gregor the warrior must gather up his courage to help defend Regalia and get his family home safely. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands, and time is running out. There is a code to be cracked, a mysterious new princess, Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war to end all wars.

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The fourth book in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES, with a striking newly-designed cover.It's only been a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfil his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival. Accompanied by his now-talkative little sister Boots, still considered the honorary princess, Gregor joins forces with another princess - 12-year-old Luxa - and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable Nibblers, or mice, from the rat army.

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The first in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover. When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. But Gregor wants no part of it - until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland for ever.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

This 10th Anniversary Edition of THE HUNGER GAMES contains more than fifty pages of new bonus material, including the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games, which provides an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; and an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Hunger Games Special Sales set

Hunger Games Special Sales set

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Mockingjay - Classic de-specced Special Sales Exclusive

Mockingjay - Classic de-specced Special Sales Exclusive

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The final book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy, this new foiled edition of MOCKINGJAY is available for a limited period of time. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The second in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King in the Underland, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring war to the Underland. But when Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, he finds he is unable to kill him. Gregor's heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be one he lives to regret?

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The fourth book in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. It's only been a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfill his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival. Accompanied by his now-talkative little sister Boots, still considered the honorary princess, Gregor joins forces with another princess - 12-year-old Luxa - and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable Nibblers, or mice, from the rat army.

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The stunning conclusion to the riveting Gregor the Overlander series. Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep The Prophecy of Time from Gregor. Gregor knows it must say something awful but he never imagined just how awful: it calls for the warrior's death. Now, with an army of rats approaching, and his mum and sister still in Regalia, Gregor the warrior must gather up his courage to help defend Regalia and get his family home safely. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands, and time is running out. There is a code to be cracked, a mysterious new princess, Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war to end all wars.

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The first in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. But Gregor wants no part of it - until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland for ever.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The third in a gripping young fantasy series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. Gregor and Boots must return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. It is spreading fast, and when it claims one of Gregor's family, he begins to truly understand his role in the Prophecy of Blood. Gregor must summon all his power to end the biological warfare that threatens the fate of every warmblooded creature.

Die Tribute von Panem. Gesamtausgabe

Die Tribute von Panem. Gesamtausgabe

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

Der Weltbestseller von Suzanne Collins als Gesamtausgabe! Jetzt dauerhaft als E-Book erhaltlich. Alle Bnde der Bestsellertrilogie um Katniss, die gegen das Kapitol und um ihre Liebe kmpft, und dabei niemals ihre Ideale verrt. Groe Gefhle in groartigen Bchern!Die Gesamtausgabe umfasst die drei Einzelbnde: Die Tribute von Panem. Tdliche Spiele; Die Tribute von Panem. Gefhrliche Liebe; Die Tribute von Panem. Flammender Zorn.