The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games , starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which started with Gregor the Overlander . Her groundbreaking young adult novels, The Hunger Games , Catching Fire , and Mockingjay , were New York Times bestsellers, received wide praise, and were the basis for four popular films. She returned to the world of Panem with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes . Year of the Jungle , her picture book based on the year her father was deployed in Vietnam, was published in 2013 to great critical acclaim. To date, her books have been published in fifty-three languages around the world.