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Lifetime: 1962 - 2022 Passed: ≈ 2 years ago


Novelist, Author


United States

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins is an American novelist and television writer, best known for writing the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy. She was born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut. Her father was a U.S. Air Force officer, and the family moved frequently, living in various states and countries, including South Korea and Germany. Collins attended Indiana University, where she earned a degree in theater and telecommunications.

Collins began her career as a writer for children's television shows, including The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and Clifford's Puppy Days. She later transitioned to writing novels, and in 2008, she published the first book in her Hunger Games trilogy. The series, set in a dystopian future where children are forced to fight to the death in a televised tournament, became an instant success and was adapted into a series of blockbuster films.

One of Collins' principles was to create strong female characters who are capable of taking charge and fighting for what they believe in. Her protagonist in the Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen, is a perfect example of this. Katniss is a skilled archer and hunter who becomes a symbol of rebellion against the oppressive government of Panem.

Collins' notable works include not only the Hunger Games trilogy but also the Gregor the Overlander series, a five-book series of children's novels. The Gregor series follows a young boy who discovers a hidden world beneath New York City, where he must fight against giant rats and other creatures to save his family and friends.

Collins' philosophy is to write stories that engage and entertain readers while also exploring important social issues. The Hunger Games series, for example, examines themes of power, control, and rebellion, while the Gregor series tackles issues of war, loyalty, and friendship.

Suzanne Collins passed away on June 8, 2022, at the age of 59. She is remembered for her contributions to children's literature, particularly her creation of strong female characters who inspire and empower young readers. Her works continue to be popular and influential, and her legacy as a writer will undoubtedly endure for years to come.

In addition to her literary accomplishments, Collins was also an advocate for social justice and worked with various organizations to promote causes such as hunger relief and the empowerment of women and girls. She was a beloved figure in the literary world and will be greatly missed by her fans and colleagues alike.

Books by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Cover image

The Hunger Games

Dystopian Novel
Future Fight Death Adventure Thriller Justice political

The book follows the story of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers for the Hunger Games to save her sister from participating in a televised fight to the death. The book was first published in 2008 and quickly became a bestseller, with o...

The Hunger Games-Catching Fire Cover image

The Hunger Games-Catching Fire

Dystopian Novel
Tribute Thriller Oppression Challenges Struggle Life Hope Rebellion

It continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, the victor of the 74th Hunger Games, as she becomes a symbol of hope for the oppressed districts of Panem. In Catching Fire, Katniss and her fellow victor Peeta Mellark are forced back into the Hunger Game...

The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Cover image

The Hunger Games-Mockingjay

Dystopian Novel
Battle Revolution Action Sacrifice Struggle political Conflict Rebellion

It continues the story of Katniss Everdeen as she becomes the face of the rebellion against the oppressive Capitol of Panem. In Mockingjay, the rebellion has spread throughout the districts, and Katniss is forced to confront the consequences of her...