Suzanne Collins

Award Winning Author

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Early life

  • Born: August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Other Names: Collins, Suzanne Marie
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Children writes
  • she went to the Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, B.A.; New York University
  • she was the daughter of an Air Force officer
  • married Cap Pryor and, she had two children
  • After graduation, she moved to New York City and received a graduate degree in dramatic writing

Getting Involed

  • She worked as a writer for children's television, to Nickelodeon programs as Clarissa Explains It All,The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo,Little Bear,Oswald, and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, she also was head writer for the public television series Clifford's Puppy Days,
  • In 2001, she helped write the script for the Rankin and Bass holiday special Santa Baby! with Peter Bakalian
  • Even after she changed to writing full-length children's books, she stayed a television script writer, because of a more helpful storyline.
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Choices & Results

    As a child, Suzanne Collins was obsessed with Greek mythology

  • Collins believes her audience (kids) just entering adolescence, is just the right age to take on the challenge of her story

  • Collins' father influenced the Hunger Games trilogy by creating a hunting game and collecting edible plants for the family's food supplies, a example of his own life growing up during the Great Depression and a acting as the trilogy's characters' in outdoor survival skills.

  • Novel "Hunger Games" has spent 50 weeks on The New York Times' bestseller list for kid's chapter books. It takes the concept of the reality show to an extreme

  • Collins's franchise has more than 23.5 million books in print and a movie, while new entries in the genre keep coming forth, eagerly welcomed by fans and Hollywood.

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In Her Own Words


  • Readers across the nation are drawn in by the rich world and strong characters Suzanne Collins has created
  • Its thrilling to see teen and adult readers engaged in conversation about these books
  • Became an instant bestseller it was followed by the hit sequels Catching fire and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games was also big screen blockbuster
  • More than 50 million print and digital copies of Suzanne Collins Hunger Games novels are in the United States
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Quotes About The Author

"I couldn't be happier about being a part of 'Hunger Games' and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don't take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins' masterpiece."

"Suzanne Collins, it was such a big thing for me to make the handshake with her and to say, 'You can trust me. I will not screw up your books. And I won't let them be diluted and softened. And I won't let them be exploited and made guilty of the sins that are being commented on in the books.' I take that really serious

Annotated Bibliography


(i chose this picture because it has the symbol which is the reason why she made an impact on the world)

2. "Suzanne Collins." Newsmakers. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016. ( i used this because i needed to get early life information and i liked what they had on the topic )

3. "'Hunger Games' big seller in U.S." UPI NewsTrack 20 July 2012. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016. ( this information was great use for results of the choices she made )

4. "Suzanne Collins." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 86. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016. ( i chose this because it helped with the early life and helped expand on the getting envolved )

5. Nolan, Abby McGanney. "Hell's belles: tracking the teen heroines of the new dystopian thrillers." The American Prospect 23.2 (2012): 58+. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016. (i chose this because it had to do with aftermath and it really helped grow on the topic how life changed for the society)

6. "Suzanne Collins." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016. ( I picked this picture because I liked how it showed her face so people know what she looks like )

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9. "Suzanne Collins." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016. ( I liked this photo because it has her symbol and her picture which I think tie the smore together )

10. "Hunger Games Author Suzanne Collins." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Research in Context. Web. 12 May 2016. ( I choose this picture because I liked how it was a close up so people could really see her face )