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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 ...

'Gone with the Wind' at 75: Scarlett and Rhett Forever

In S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, another classic American story, Johnny buys Ponyboy a copy of Mitchell's novel. Literary theories abound that Hinton's tale of two sides of an Oklahoma track is its own version of the Civil War, as the Greasers and Socs ...

S.E. Hinton on how 'The Outsiders' worked its way into the mainstream

S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders has sold more than 14 million copies and still sells more than 500,000 copies every year. You'd think everyone in America would have read it with those numbers, right? Apparently not. Perhaps it's the “young adult” labeling, ...

My Weekend With SE Hinton

For nearly four days, I drove The Outsiders author, S.E. Hinton, around Dallas as part of our Big D Reads program, which, as you recall, has a simple goal of inspiring the entire city of Dallas to read one book together in one month. The past 27 days ...



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