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Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1950) is an American author and is most famous for her young adult novel The Outsiders.
Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, on July 22, 1950.
She first began writing in her sophomore year at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa.
S. E. Hinton is most widely known as the author of The Outsiders, her first and most popular novel. The book was inspired by two rival gangs in her high school, the Greasers and the Socs. The Outsiders was published by Viking in 1967, and it became the second-best-selling young-adult novel in publishing history, with more than 13 million copies.
Hinton's publisher suggested she use her initials instead of her first name so that male reviewers would not dismiss the novel because its author was female. She chose to continue using her initials, perhaps to better separate her public life from her private life.
Publicity and pressure led to three years of writer's block for the young author. Hinton's boyfriend was tired of her being depressed all the time, and suggested she write two pages a day. She did so, and completed That Was Then, This Is Now in the year of 1970. She married her boyfriend a few months later. ... [More From Freebase]

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Intersections – 10 Books

10. “Shotgun Lovesongs” – Nickolas Butler. (He will be at the Decatur Book Festival!) The descriptions in this book were so accurate and evocative that I wanted to highlight every page. 9. “The Outsiders” – S.E. Hinton. I promise you I can recite the ...

Ralph Macchio: 'I'm just a guy next door'

Ralph Macchio (right) starred as Johnny Cade in the 1983 film version of “The Outsiders,” based on the book by S.E. Hinton. C. Thomas Howell, who played Ponyboy Curtis in the film, was among the young cast — including Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe and Patrick ...

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And then there's S.E. Hinton, who wrote “The Outsiders” (published in 1967) when she was in high school. She wanted to articulate the societal issues of class she saw in her Oklahoma home, and today, her book is still taught in schools across the country.

5 of Mickey Rourke's best movies

"Rumble Fish" (1983): It's the other Francis Ford Coppola movie adapted from an S.E. Hinton novel. Shot in black-and-white with avant-garde film-noir flash and set to an experimental score, it centers on the relationship between teen hoodlum Rusty ...

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S. E. Hinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American writer best known for her young-adult novels set in Oklahoma, especially The Outsiders, which she ...

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S.E. Hinton, Actress: Rumble Fish. S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Susan Eloise Hinton. She is an actress and writer, known ...

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