Author Suzanne Collins got her start writing for TV shows (source).
Good news: Collins helped write the screenplay for the film version of The Hunger Games (source).
If Suzanne Collins had to go into the arena, she'd rely on "hiding" to save her own skin (source).
The Hunger Games was inspired, in part, by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, as well as Roman gladiator stories (source).
Panem is a version of North America hundreds of years in the future (source).