Suzanne Collins is now a world acclaimed American author, best known for The Hunger Games trilogy.
In 1991, Suzanne Collins began her professional career writing for children’s television. She worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! with her friend, Peter Bakalian, which was nominated for a WGA Award in Animation. Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days, and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O!
Collins first book Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles became a New York Times bestseller. It has been sold into 21 countries.
Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, is an international bestseller. The Hunger Games has spent over six years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has been sold into 56 countries in 51 languages. In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list.
Lionsgate released a film adaptation of The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012, directed by Gary Ross who also shared screenplay credit with Suzanne and Billy Ray. It broke multiple box office records and went on to become the 14th highest-grossing North American release of all time on its way to generating nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office.
In September 2013, Suzanne released a critically acclaimed autobiographical picture book, Year of The Jungle, illustrated by James Proimos. It deals with the year she was six and her father was deployed to Vienam. It has been sold into 12 countries in 11 languages.
Her books have sold over 87 million copies worldwide.
Book's By Suzanne Collins;
- Year of The Jungle
- The Underland Chronicles
- When Charlie McButton Lost Power