Today in literary history: Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games series, was born in 1962.
The benefit of a living author in the age of new media is that we, as readers, have almost unlimited access to them. Collins has chosen to give just enough to her readership, focusing on the literature.
If your partial to visuals, watch part one of a multipart interview with This Teen: “Suzanne Collins Part 1 – Classical Inspiration”.
Or, if you prefer (digital) print, then The New Yorker has an article on the rise in popularity of dystopian, YA literature: “Fresh Hell: What’s Behind the Boom in Dystopian Fiction for Young Readers?”
Remember: surviving Mondays is all about reading a little more than Sundays.