First Edition of Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire; Signed by Her
Item Number: 17096
New York: Scholastic Press, 2009.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Suzanne Collins on the half title page (not stamped). Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Collins has said that the inspiration for The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea for the book was formed.