10 Interesting Suzanne Collins Facts

Sunday, November 20th 2016. | People

Get the information about the notable American novelist and TV writer on Suzanne Collins Facts. She was born on 10 August 1962. Her books are included in the New York best selling series. The Hunger Games Trilogy was written by Collins. The trilogy includes The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Another book is The Underland Chronicles.

Suzanne Collins Facts 1: the birthplace of Collins

The birthplace of Collins was located in Hartford, Connecticut. Her father was Lt. Col. Michael John Collins. Her mother was Jane Brady Collins.

Suzanne Collins Facts 2: the father of Collins

Her father was awarded with Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross. He had served in the Vietnam War and Korean War when he was an Air Force officer.

suzanne collins facts

suzanne collins facts

Suzanne Collins Facts 3: the siblings

There are four children in the family and Suzanne is the youngest one. Her siblings are Joan, Andrew and Kathryn.

Suzanne Collins Facts 4: the childhood

Talking about her childhood, she had to move a lot because of the work of her father as a military officer. She lived in the eastern US during her childhood.

the hunger games

the hunger games

Suzanne Collins Facts 5: education

She was majored with Theater Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. She graduated in 1980.

Suzanne Collins Facts 6: a double major

She earned a double major of theater and telecommunications in 1985 from Indiana University with Bachelor of Arts degree.

suzanne collins signature

suzanne collins signature

Suzanne Collins Facts 7: dramatic writing

Suzanne graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 1989. She took dramatic writing with a M.F.A degree.

Suzanne Collins Facts 8: the beginning of her career

Suzanne worked as a writer for children’s TV shows in 1991. Some of TV shows that she had worked such as Oswald, Clarissa Explains It All, Little Bear and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Get facts about Quentin Blake here.

catching fire

catching fire

Suzanne Collins Facts 9: the head writer

In Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days, Suzanne served as the head writer. Five books had been written for the Underland Chronicles in 2003 until 2007. Find facts about Pablo Neruda here.

Suzanne Collins Facts 10: the first book of The Hunger Games

The first book of The Hunger Games was released by Scholastic Press in September 2008.  The Greek mythology of Theseus and Minotaur was the inspiration.  She was also inspired from the effects of wars, starvation and poverty from her father’s insights.  In September 2009, Catching Fire was released in the market. On 24th August 2010, the third book, Mockingjay was released.

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