Biography of Suzanne Collins

Though she had a long, successful career writing for children's television, Suzanne Collins saw her reputation blossom once she shifted her creative focus to young adult novels. Her first project became the New York Times bestselling five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles. And of course, her most acclaimed and popular work to date has been The Hunger Games trilogy, which the New York Times noted, "revealed [her] outsize imagination for suffering and brutality." In addition to winning her a slew of awards, the Hunger Games novels have made Mrs. Collins extremely popular amongst readers, and led her to be named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 people in 2010.

Mrs. Collins's television work for a number of different channels like Nickelodeon and the WB has garnered her much acclaim as well. She wrote for popular young adult programs such as Clarissa Explains It All (1991-1994) and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996-1999). She has also written for a pre-school audience on programs like Little Bear (1995-2003) and Oswald (2001-2008).

Ms. Collins studied at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and New York University, where she was awarded an MFA in Dramatic Writing. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Study Guides on Works by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is the second book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy, published by Scholastic Press in 2009 between The Hunger Games and Mockingjay. The novel begins a few months after protagonist Katniss Everdeen and her counterpart, Peeta...

Mockingjay is the third and final installment in The Hunger Games series of novels by Suzanne Collins, completing the story of Katniss Everdeen which began in The Hunger Games (2008) and continued in Catching Fire (2009). By the time Mockingjay...