December 7, 2022

Suzanne Collins Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Books and Awards

Suzanne Collins Biography

Suzanne Collins is an American author, writer and television. Collins was born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Collins is best known as the author of New York Times best-selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Suzanne Collins Age

Collins was born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. She is 56 years old as of 2018.

Suzanne Collins Family

Collinsis adaughter of Jane Brady Collins (born 1932) and Lt. Col. Michael John Collins (1931–2003). Her father John was an officer of U.S. Air Force who served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star. Collins is the youngest of four children including; Kathryn (born 1957), Andrew (born 1958), and Joan (born 1960).

Suzanne Collins Education

Collins attended and graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham in 1980 majoring in Theater Arts. She also attended and completed her bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University in 1985 with a double major in theater and telecommunications. Collins earned her M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 1989.

Suzanne Collins Husband

Collins married Charles Pryor but later separated.

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Suzanne Collins Children

Collins and former husband Charles Pryor have two children ; Charlie and Isabella.

Suzanne Collins Career

Collins began her career in 1991 as a biographer for children’s television shows. She formed on several shows for Nickelodeon, including Clarissa Explains It All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear, and Oswald. She did not address the children’s book Little Bear, which is sometimes mistaken as her own book. She was aswell the arch biographer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days. She accustomed a Writers Guild of America choice in action for co-writing the alarmingly acclaimed Christmas special, Santa, Baby!

After affair children’s columnist James Proimos while alive on the Kids’ WB appearance Generation O!, Collins acquainted aggressive to address children’s books herself. Her afflatus for Gregor the Overlander, the aboriginal book of The New York Times acknowledged alternation The Underland Chronicles, came from Alice in Wonderland, if she was cerebration about how one was added acceptable to abatement down a manhole than a aerial hole, and would acquisition something added than a tea party. Between 2003 and 2007 she wrote the 5 books of the Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Gregor and the Marks of Secret, and Gregor and the Code of Claw. During that time, Collins aswell wrote a balladry account book, If Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005), illustrated by Mike Lester.

In September 2008, Scholastic Press appear The Hunger Games, the aboriginal book of a leash by Collins. The Hunger Games was partly aggressive by the Greek allegory of Theseus and the Minotaur. Another afflatus was her father’s career in the Air Force, which gave her acumen to poverty, starvation, and the furnishings of war. The trilogy’s additional book, Catching Fire, was appear in September 2009, and its third book, Mockingjay, was appear on August 24, 2010. Within 14 months, 1.5 actor copies of the aboriginal two Hunger Games books were printed in North America alone. The Hunger Games was on The New York Times Best Seller account for added than 60 weeks in a row. Lions Gate Entertainment acquired common administration rights to a blur adjustment of The Hunger Games, produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force assembly company. Collins acclimatized the atypical for blur herself. Directed by Gary Ross, filming began in backward bounce 2011, with Jennifer Lawrence assuming the capital appearance Katniss Everdeen. Josh Hutcherson played Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth played Gale Hawthorne. The consecutive two novels were acclimatized into films as well, with the closing book breach into two accurate installments, for a absolute of four films apery the three books.

As a aftereffect of the acceptance of The Hunger Games books, Collins was called one of Time magazine’s a lot of affecting humans of 2010. In March 2012, Amazon appear that she had become the acknowledged Kindle columnist of all time. Amazon as well appear that Collins had accounting 29 of the 100 a lot of accent passages in Kindle ebooks—and on a abstracted Amazon account of afresh accent passages, she had accounting 17 of the top 20.

Suzanne Collins Books

The Underland Chronicles

  • Gregor the Overlander (2003)
  • Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (2004)
  • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (2005)
  • Gregor and the Marks of Secret (2006)
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw (2007)

Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy

  • The Hunger Games (2008)
  • Catching Fire (2009)
  • Mockingjay (2010)

Suzanne Collins Other books

  • Fire Proof: Shelby Woo #11 (1999)
  • When Charlie McButton Lost Power (2005)
  • Year of the Jungle (2013)

Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games

“The Hunger Games” is a 2008 novel written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen by Suzanne Collins. The novel is about a character “Everdeen” who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America.

Suzanne Collins Awards

  • 2011 – California Young Reader Medal
  • Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year: Children’s Fiction
  • An American Library Association Top 10 Best Books For Young Adult Selection
  • An ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • 2008 CYBIL Award – Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • KIRKUS Best Young Adult Book of 2008
  • A Horn Book Fanfare
  • School Library Journal Best Books of 2008
  • A Book List Editor’s Choice, 2008
  • NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • 2004 NAIBA Children’s Novel Award
  • 2006 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording (audio version)
  • 2016 Authors Guild Award for Distinguished Service to the
  • Literary Community (first time awarded to an author of young adult fiction)

Suzanne Collins Interview