November 26, 2012

NEWS: Suzanne Collins listed as one of Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors by The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled their list of Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful, Living Authors and our beloved Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, cracked the list at #5. Congrats Suzanne!

5. Suzanne Collins 
Known For: “The Hunger Games.” Big Number: “Games” is the best-selling YA series of all time on
 The idea for The Hunger Games was born during a bout of late-night channel surfing. “If you take the elements of the two types of programs I was watching — reality TV and war coverage — what you come up with is a gladiator game,” Collins has said. And now even fellow YA powerhouse Stephenie Meyer declares herself “obsessed” with Collins’ trilogy, saying, “I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t loved that book.” The 50-year-old Collins, who co-wrote the Games screenplay and served as an executive producer on the film, has spent years writing for TV with such kids programming as Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days and Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All. “It was ingrained into her style,” says her film agent, Jason Dravis. “When she moved into books, I think she was really able to write in a visual medium, and it flowed into three-act structures.” The first Games sequel, Catching Fire, directed by I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence, will be out at the end of 2013.
  1. 1. Stephen King
    Known For: "The Shining," "The Stand," "The Shawshank Redemption."
  2. 2. Elmore Leonard
    Known For: "Justified," "Get Shorty." Big Number: His books have been...
  3. 3. Nicholas Sparks
    Known For: "The Notebook." Big Number: All 16 of his novels have made...
  4. 4. EL James
    Known For: "Fifty Shades of Grey." Big Number: 40 million copies sold...
  5. 5. Suzanne Collins
    Known For: "The Hunger Games." Big Number: "Games" is the best-selling...

You can check out the entire list HERE.


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