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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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SE Hinton and the YA Debate

S. E. Hinton recalls that when she published her début novel, “The Outsiders,” in 1967, “there was no young-adult market.” Her book, written by a teen-ager about teen-agers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was issued in hardcover by the Viking Press and then in ...

'The Breakfast Club' at 30: Why it deserves to be called a classic

... "The Breakfast Club" was a creative breakthrough. In the mid-1980s, dumb sex comedies like "Porky's" were the teen-movie standard. Sure, Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish," both based on S.E. Hinton novels, took teens seriously.

Best bets: Jazz, stage plays

MURFREESBORO – Violinist Fredi Gerling and pianist Cristina Capparelli will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Hinton Music Hall in Wright Music Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The Brazilian duo have performed ...

Top of their class: LISD names teacher of the year finalists

Hadley said her favorite book to teach with is “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. “She was a teenager when she wrote the book so it shows my kids the quality of her writing,” Hadley said. “She was inspired by people around her and didn't feel the teenage ...

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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 - IMDb

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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