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.

The Hunger Games and the sequel Catching Fire have been successfully brought to the big screen.

Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Featured books by Suzanne Collins

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

9+ readers

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

The second of the Underland Chronicles.  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 a World War to the Underland.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

9+ readers

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Book 3: The Underland Chronicles. 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. 

Other books by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games Trilogy (white anniversary boxed set)

Hunger Games Trilogy (white anniversary boxed set)

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

This 10th Anniversary Special Edition Boxed Set 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.

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

Mockingjay

Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

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... The thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show 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 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.

The Hunger Games Book 1 - Special Sales Edition

The Hunger Games Book 1 - Special Sales Edition

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

First in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy, this new foiled edition of THE HUNGER GAMES is available for a limited period of time. 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 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 Code of Claw

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback 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 and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

9+ readers

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

The second of the Underland Chronicles.  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 a World War to the Underland.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

9+ readers

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Book 3: The Underland Chronicles. 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. 

Classic boxed set

Classic boxed set

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

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.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

First in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. 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

Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

The final book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. 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.

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

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.

Mockingjay

Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2010

The thrilling final installment of The Hunger Games trilogy. 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. (Runtime 11 hours, 41 min)

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. (Runtime 11 hours, 37 min)

The Hunger Games Audio

The Hunger Games Audio

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2009

A heart-stopping, page-turning first novel of a new YA trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series. Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, The Hunger Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. NARRATED by Carolyn McCormick

Underland Chronicles Book Five: Gregor and the Code of Claw

Underland Chronicles Book Five: Gregor and the Code of Claw

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2008

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor.Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.Everyone has been trying to keep Gregor from seeing the final prophecy, The Prophecy of Time. It says something awful: It calls for the warrior's death. The warrior being Gregor, of course. Now, an army of rats is quickly approaching and Gregor's mom and little sister, Boots, are still in Regalia. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands and time is running out. There is a code that must be cracked, a new princess to contend with Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war designed to end all wars.In this suspenseful final installment in the acclaimed Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor the Overlander, in a manner that can only be described as masterful.From the Compact Disc edition.

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2008

When Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV, she regards it as a death sentence. But without really meaning to, Katniss becomes a contender. (Runtime 11 hours, 11 min)

Underland Chronicles Book Four: Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Underland Chronicles Book Four: Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2008

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor.Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.In the fourth volume of the critically acclaimed Underland Chronicles, Gregor is drawn ever deeper into a brewing crisis. For generations, rats have run the miceor ';nibblers'out of whatever lands they've claimed, keeping them constantly on the move. But now the mice are disappearing, and the young queen Luxa, who credits them with saving her life, is determined to nd out why. When Gregor joins her on a fact-nding mission, he's relieved that this time, at least, there's no prophecy on the line. But when the true fate of the mice is revealed, it is something far more sinister than Gregor or Luxa have imaginedand it points the way to the nal prophecy he has yet to fulll. Gregor's role as warrior and his abilities as a rager are put to the test in this suspenseful, action-packed penultimate installment of Suzanne Collins's thrilling Underland Chronicles.

Underland Chronicles Book Three: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Underland Chronicles Book Three: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor.Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.PRAISE FOR Gregor and the Curse of the WarmbloodsKirkus Reviews Editor's Choice, 2003NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing';Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land of giant cockroaches, rideable bats, and violet-eyed humans.... Creature depictions are soulful and the plot is riveting.Wonderful.'Kirkus Reviews, starred review';Collins does a grand job of world-building, with a fine economy of words. Unlike Gregor, who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place.'Publishers Weekly, starred review';[An] exceptional debut novel, a well-written, fast-moving, action-packed fantasy[S]ure to be a solid hit with young fantasy fans.' Booklist, starred reviewBook Two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a deadly plague. But this time, Gregor's mother refuses to let him return to the Underland . . . until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are just needed for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their ';princess' Boots is present. Gregor's mom finally relents, on the condition that she go with them. The Underland plague is spreading, and when one of Gregor's family is stricken, he begins to understand his role in the Prophecy of Blood, and must summon all his power to end the biological warfare that threatens the warmblooded creatures of the Underland. Fans of Suzanne Collins's acclaimed fantasy series will find more suspense and action than ever in this thrilling third saga.

Underland Chronicles Book Two: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Underland Chronicles Book Two: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor.Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.In the months since Gregor first encountered the strange Underland beneath New York City, he's sworn he won't ever go back. But when another prophecy, this time about an ominous white rat known as the Bane, calls for Gregor's help, the Underlanders know the only way they can get his attention is through his little sister, Boots. Now Gregor's quest reunites him with his bat, Ares, the rebellious princess Luxa, and new allies and sends them through the dangerous and deadly Waterway in search of the Bane. Then Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choices that will determine the future of the Underland.Suzanne Collins has created characters and a world that are capturing countless imaginations. This second installment of the Underland Chronicles is sure to win her even more enthusiastic fans.

Underland Chronicles Book One: Gregor the Overlander

Underland Chronicles Book One: Gregor the Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor.Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy. When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart.Gregor wants no part of a conflict between these creepy creatures. He just wants to find his way home. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland's uncertain future, he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Little does he know his quest will change him and the Underland forever.Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, Suzanne Collin's debut marked a thrilling new talent, and introduced a character no young reader will ever forget.

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