Biography of Suzanne Collins (1962-)
Though she has a long career of writing for children's television, Suzanne Collins has seen her reputation blossom since she began to write young adult novels. She began with 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 novels have made Mrs. Collins popular enough to be named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 people in 2010.
Mrs. Collins's television work has also been much acclaimed. Her work includes young adult programs such as Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She has also written for pre-school viewers on programs like Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked for many networks, including Nickelodeon and WB.
Ms. Collins has studied at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and at New York University, where she was awarded an MFA in Dramatic Writing. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.