The Hunger Gamemakers: Interview with Author Suzanne Collins and Director Francis Lawrence

A rare conversation with the writer of The Hunger Games and the filmmaker responsible for Catching Fire

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In 2008, when the Hunger Games was published, Suzanne Collins was still a working writer. She spent her mornings in a bleak future dystopia of starvation and gladiatorial spectacle and her afternoons freelancing on the kids' show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Five years later, the Hunger Games trilogy has more than 65 million copies in print in the U.S., the first movie earned nearly $700 million worldwide, and the series' hero, the gimlet-eyed but tenderhearted Katniss Everdeen, has taken a place alongside Harry Potter and Bella Swan in the pantheon of popular mythology. Collins, who is 51 and bears...

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