AUTHOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Suzanne Collins

After a successful career writing for children's television, Suzanne Collins became one of the best-selling authors of the 21st century.

Her first fiction work, the five-part fantasy/war series "The Underland Chronicles", became a New York Times bestseller sold into 21 foreign territories. But it is with the Hunger Games Trilogy that she raised to world-wide fame. The world of Panem became popular among teenagers around the world, inspiring a loyal and invested fandom.

The film adaptation of the books resulted in 4 Hollywood blockbusters starring superstars like Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Lenny Kravitz. The first instalment "The Hunger Games" broke multiple box office records and went on to become the 14th highest-grossing North American release of all time.


After 10 years since the release of the last book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins is back with the prequel to The Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Set 64 years before The Hunger Games events, it tells the story of the 'Dark Days' which led to the failed rebellion in Panem. The book explores the 10 years after the end of the war where the people of Panem try to get back on their feet and figure out how to go on within their new reality. Sounds familiar? 
No doubt fans around the world will love this new book!

The Hunger Games series

May the odds be ever in your favour

Suzanne Collins reads an extract of her new book "The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes"

Suzanne Collins reads an extract of her new book "The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes"

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revisits the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.