Suzanne Collins Insisted on Completing The Hunger Games Book Series Before The Movie is Made
Rosemary Stimola, the literary agent of Suzanne Collins was at the first-ever New York University Media Talk event which focused on YA literature.
She talked about The Hunger Games and how she became Suzanne ‘s agent.
Stimola admitted that, if any other author had approached her with an idea for a book in which a group of children in a dystopian society battle to the death, she “might have hesitated.” But having worked with Collins on her middle-grade series, The Underland Chronicles, Stimola already knew of the “wealth of info” that Collins typically brings to a project, along with her ability to create complex worlds and characters that function beyond dichotomies of black and white or good and evil. Among the earliest concerns that she and Collins discussed was how to keep Katniss sympathetic in spite of “the harshness and deprivation she has endured.” Stimola also revealed that The Hunger Games was sold to Scholastic based on a “four-page proposal” from Collins.
She has also revealed that Suzanne wanted to finish Mockingjay, the final book in the series, before any film developments began so the book would not be colored by outside influences.
source: Publisher Weekly