The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins is included in the list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011. The list will appear in the June edition of Fast Company.

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KIDS KILLING each other on a televised battle royale in a bleak, dystopian future is quite a leap for young-adult readers swooning over boy wizards and sparkling vampires. But in the hands of military-brat-cum-author Suzanne Collins, the heart-pounding Hunger Games trilogy — which she dreamed up while flipping through reality TV shows — has become a phenomenon, selling 8.2 million copies in the U.S. alone. She is adapting her books for the big screen; the first flick, starring Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, is due in 2012.