Hunger Games Author to Release Autobiographical Picture Book

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Suzanne Collins.

Perhaps this would have been a more critic-proof option for maligned literary novelist J.K. Rowling: Suzanne Collins, the author of the Hunger Games trilogy, is to follow up her widely read young adult books with an “autobiographical picture book.”

Year of the Jungle is to be an account of Ms. Collins’s youth, when her father fought in Vietnam (she’s responsible for the text and the life story–but not the pictures). Though it’s intended for younger readers, its September 2013 release may bridge the gap for adult superfans waiting for the next Hunger Games film next Thanksgiving.