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23 June 2019, 18:26
Hungry for more? Well you’re in luck.
Nine years after finishing The Hunger Games trilogy, author Suzanne Collins has confirmed she has penned a prequel set to be released next year.
The currently untitled book is due to be released on May 19th, 2020.
The Hunger Games trilogy — The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010) — have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 50 languages.
The subsequent films were a multi-million dollar success and launched the careers of leading stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.
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Repost from @scholasticinc Exciting news, Hunger Games fans: A prequel novel set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games is set to publish in May 2020! On returning to the world of The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins said, “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.” --- #hungergames #thehungergames #suzannecollins #panem #scholastic #ireadya #yalit
The book will be set 64 years before the beginning of The Hunger Games, and long before the Katniss Everdeen, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer, was born.
Suzanne says the book explores the ‘Dark Days’; the failed rebellion in Panem.
“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival”, she says.
“The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”
Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said in a statement: “Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breath-taking suspense, and social commentary.”
“We are absolutely thrilled — as both readers and publishers — to introduce the devoted fans of the series and a new audience to an entirely new perspective on this modern classic.”
It’s unclear at the moment however Lionsgate, who released the four Hunger Games movies, said it will happen at some stage.
In a statement they said: “As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published.
"We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”