Collins said that it will reflect on the years after the so-called Dark Days of a failed rebellion in the city
Suzanne Collins is set to publish her untitled instalment on May 19, 2020, focusing on the world of Panem, 64 years before the events of the original books, reports BBC
Collins said that it will reflect on the years after the so-called Dark Days of a failed rebellion in the city.
It will "explore the state of nature" as Panem attempts to rebuild, she said.
The characters would review on "who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival".
The setting "provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity," she added
Scholastic said it was "absolutely thrilled" at the prospect of introducing devoted fans and a new audience to "an entirely new perspective on this modern classic".
Collins set the original trilogy in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television.
Film adaptation planned on the prequel
Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of the movie. Earlier on the franchise has earned nearly $3 billion (£2.4bn) at the worldwide box office.
Lionsgate is set to adapt the book for the big screen.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Chairman, Joe Drake told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement: "We've been communicating with her [Collins] during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie."