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SE Hinton

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American writer of youthful mature fiction who penned the traditional novel, The Outsiders, when she was just sixteen years of age. She was the 1988 receiver of the American Library Association’s Margaret Edwards Prize. Her book, The Outsiders, was motivated by her observations of rival gangs at her Oklahoma senior high school. The novel was released when she was an initial year student on the College or university of Tulsa. She received the Arrell Gibson Life time Achievement Prize in 1997. She wedded engineer David Inhofe in 1970; jointly, that they had a boy called Nicolas. Her books were the motivation for just two Francis Ford Coppola movies, The Outsiders and Rumble Seafood, both released in 1983.

Quick Facts


Full Name S. E. Hinton
Date Of Birth July 22, 1948
Place Of Birth Tulsa, OK
Profession Young Adult Author
Education University of Tulsa, Will Rogers High School
Nationality American
Spouse David Inhofe
Children Nick Inhofe
Parents Lillian Hinton, Grady P. Hinton
Awards Margaret Edwards Award, Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature
Nominations National Book Award for Children’s Books (Fiction, Paperback)
Movies That Was Then... This Is Now, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, Tex
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Her newest title, "Hawkes Harbor" will be available in hard cover come September 2004. [June 2004]
2Currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband David. Her son Nick is away for college.
3attending classes at the University of Tulsa
4Her four most popular books have been made into films and feature actors associated with the 1980s Brat Pack, The Outsiders (1983) (Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane); Rumble Fish (1983) (Matt Dillon and Diane Lane), Tex (1982) (Matt Dillon and Emilio Estevez); That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), (Emilio Estevez, who also wrote the movie).
5"The Outsiders" was first printed in 1967 and has never been out of print. It's second only to "Charlotte's Web" as the most popular children's book.
6Wrote "The Outsiders" at age 15, inspired after a friend was beaten up on his way home from the movies. The mother of one of her friends read the manuscript and contacted an agent based in New York. Viking signed her up for a small advance and the book was published when she was 19. Hinton's first royalty check was $10, and the book nearly went out of print. But librarians and teachers made it a best seller, and a landmark.
7"The Outsiders" has sold more than 13 million copies and still sells more than 500,000 a year.
8Used only her initials instead of her full name because the publishers felt that reviewers of the book wouldn't believe a girl had written "The Outsiders."
9Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 260-268. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The OutsidersTV Series based upon characters from the novel "The Outsiders" by - 13 episodes, 1990 developed by - 13 episodes, 1990
That Was Then... This Is Now1985novel
Rumble Fish1983novel "Rumble Fish" / screenplay
The Outsiders1983novel
Tex1982novel

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supernatural2011TV SeriesDiner Patron
Legend of Billy Fail2009School Principal
Rumble Fish1983Hooker on Strip
The Outsiders1983Nurse
Tex1982Mrs. Barnes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outsiders1990TV Series executive consultant / series developer
The Outsiders1983special consultant: Francis Coppola

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur2008DocumentaryHerself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Location in Tulsa: The Making of 'Rumble Fish'2005Video shortHerself (as S.E. 'Susie' Hinton)

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#Quote
1(on her son becoming a teenager) It was so strange because the three of us were so compatible, going to restaurants and falling out of our chairs, laughing. When he became a teenager, I was dumbfounded by the hostility. It was like someone shut off the light switch. I was really hurt. You had to walk on tippy-toes.
2(on why she quit teaching) I could write and help a lot of kids, or teach and help a few, and go nuts.
3(on the cast of The Outsiders (1983)): I was a mother to all of them, and I wouldn't take any guff from any of them. If one of them acted up, I'd crack the whip and say, 'I'm going to cut your lines.' They were these goofy teenage boys, no adult guidance, no nothing. They wore me out.
4If you want to be a writer, I have two pieces of advice. One is to be a reader. I think that's one of the most important parts of learning to write. The other piece of advice is `Just do it!' Don't think about it, don't agonize, sit down and write.


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