Scholastic to Publish The Hunger Games Special Edition by Suzanne Collins to Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of The Hunger Games

Special Edition to Include More Than 50 Pages of Bonus Material, Including an Extensive Interview with Suzanne Collins

New York, NY — April 19, 2018 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announced today that it will publish a Special Edition of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its publication. The Hunger Games Special Edition will contain more than fifty pages of new bonus material, including the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games, which provides an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war; and a timeline of highlights from the first ten years of The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games Special Edition will feature an all-new white paperback cover with foil accents, and also will be available as part of a collectible paperback boxed set of The Hunger Games Trilogy, that will have new foil covers for all three books in the series. The Hunger Games Special Edition will be published simultaneously by Scholastic in the US, Canada, and the UK on October 30, 2018 (Paperback: ISBN 978-1-338-32191-3; $12.99 US/$16.99 CAN / Boxed Set: ISBN 978-1-338-32364-1; $38.97 US/$49.99 CAN).

“Even a decade after its publication, it’s amazing to discover there are still new things to be learned about The Hunger Games,” said David Levithan, VP, Editorial Director, Scholastic. “What I love about the Special Edition is that it answers many questions fans have had over the years, and also gives great insight into how Suzanne created such an era-defining work.”

Bestselling author SUZANNE COLLINS first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles fantasy series for middle grade readers. She continued to explore themes of war and violence for a YA audience with The Hunger Games Trilogy. The Hunger Games (2008) was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, and “amazing” by Stephanie Meyer on her website. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 260 consecutive weeks (more than five consecutive years), and there are more than 100 million copies of all three books in the trilogy, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010), in print and digital formats worldwide. Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games Trilogy have been sold into 56 territories in 53 languages to date. In 2012 Lionsgate launched the first of four films based on the novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence. To date, the franchise has earned nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office.

In 2010 Suzanne Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list; in 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business; and in 2016 she was presented the 2016 Authors Guild Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community for exemplifying the unique power of young people’s literature to change lives and to create lifelong book lovers. It was the first time the Guild presented its annual award to a YA author. The Atlantic called Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen “the most important female character in recent pop culture history,” and TIME Magazine named Katniss to its list of “The 100 Most influential People Who Never Lived.”

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