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American writer Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling The Hunger Games series and The Underland Chronicles.
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Flipping through the channels, Collins was suddenly struck by the lack of distinction between reality TV and coverage of the Iraq war. "We have so much programming coming at us all the time," she says. "Is it too much? Are we becoming desensitized to the entire experience?...I can't believe a certain amount of that isn't happening."
The story revolves around the series' rebel heroine, Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, formerly known as North America. In Panem,
the Hunger Games are an annual event in which young boys and girls fight to the death in a televised battle.
For Collins, The Hunger Games and her other books touch on the very subjects—necessary and unnecessary wars—that her own father often discussed with her. "If we introduce kids to these ideas earlier, we could get a dialogue about war going earlier and possibly it would lead to more solutions," she says. "I just feel it isn't discussed, not the way it should be. I think that's because it's uncomfortable for people. It's not pleasant to talk about. I know from my experience that we are quite capable of understanding things and processing them at an early age."
The series' first book, The Hunger Games, was released in 2008. Its two sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, were published in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Overall, the series has been a fantastic success, selling more than 50 million print and electronic copies.
A film version of the first book, with a screenplay written by Collins, was released in 2012.
Collins, who is extremely private about her life, is married to Cap Pryor, an actor. Together, they have two children and reside in Connecticut.
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