Suzanne Collins Timeline
Timeline Description: Best known for writing The Hunger Games Trilogy, Collins is a television writer and novelist. With history being a large part of her family, Suzanne’s writing is rooted in the past, with common themes of necessary and unnecessary war.

Date Event
August 10, 1962 Collins was born.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut to an Air Force commander and history teacher, Collins grew up in a good house with a loving family. They moved around a lot, but she was raised well.
1980 Collins graduated.

After another move with her family, Collins graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. She majored in theater arts.
1985 Collins graduated from Indiana University.

A double major in theater and telecommunications sent Collins on to earn her M.F.A in dramatic writing from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
1991 Collins began her career.

Several Nickelodeon children’s shows propelled Collins into her writing career. Little Bear, Clarissa Explains It All, and Clifford’s Puppy Days were several of her earliest television shows.
2003 The Underland Chronicles were written.(2003-2007)

After meeting James Proimos, children’s author, Collins was inspired to write children’s novels as well. The first five books in the series were written and released in five years.
2004 Collins received an award.

NAIBA presented Collins with the Children’s Novel Award.
September 2008 Hunger Games was released.

Inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and her father’s career, Collins explored poverty, starvation, and war effects in her trilogy.
2008 The Hunger Games receives praise.

Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, called The Hunger Games amazing. The book was 2008s most notable book by the New York Times.
September 2009 Catching Fire released.

Suzann was surprised that her first novel had so much success. She immediately got the second one ready for release.
2010 Collins received another award.

The Georgia Peach Book Award for Ten Readers was given to Suzanne in 2010. She was also honored with the California Young Reader Medal.
August 24, 2010 Mockinjay was released.

With the success of the first two books, the third in the trilogy was released.
April 2011 Lions Gate began filming The Hunger Games.

Collins, alone, adapted her novel for film. Lions Gate Entertainment acquired worldwide rights to distribution and Gary Ross directed the film.
2010 Collins received an award from Time magazine.

Named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2010, Collins was honored and inspired to keep writing.
March 2012 Collins received more recognition.

Kindle announced that Collins was the best-selling Kindle author of al ltime. Also, Amazon mentioned that Collins wrote 29 out of the top 100 Kindle ebooks. Collin’s novels are popular with children and young adults. With the success of The Hunger Games, adults are even appreciative of her work. While most of her writing is science fiction, it is taken from her parents’ love of history and her life as a teen.