S. E. Hinton


S. E. Hinton

Infobox Writer
name = S. E. Hinton



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birthname = Susan Eloise Hinton
birthdate = birth date and age|1948|07|22
birthplace = Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
deathdate =
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occupation = Novelist
nationality = American
period = 1967 – present
genre = Fiction, young adult fiction, children's literature
website = http://www.sehinton.com/

Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American author of novels for young adults and is most famous for her young adult novel "The Outsiders".

Biography

Early life

Susan Eloise Hinton, who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, first began writing in her junior year at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa. After her father died of a cancerous brain tumor, she withdrew and found solace in writing. She was inspired to write "The Outsiders", her first and most popular novel, because of the two divided groups in her high school, the Greasers and the Socs. During that time she also witnessed the beating of her friend by two other high school students. "The Outsiders" was published by Viking in 1967, and it became the second-best-selling young-adult novel in publishing history, with more than eight million copies in print. [ [http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000015109,00.html?sym=BIO S. E. Hinton at Penguin Books] ] Hinton's publisher suggested she use her initials instead of her first name so that male reviewers would not ignore the novel for having been written by a female; she subsequently chose to continue using her initials so as to better separate her public life from her private life.

Hinton attended the University of Tulsa and earned her B.S. degree in 1970. In 1988 she was the first recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the ALA; [cite web|url=http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/margaretaedwards/maeprevious/1988awardwinner.htm|date=Undated|accessdate=2007-03-06|title="1988 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner"|work=ala.org] the award recognizes an author whose work depicts the experiences and emotions of teenagers and is widely accepted by young people. In 1997 Hinton received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. [cite web|url=http://www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb/97win.htm|date=Undated|accessdate=2007-03-06|title="Big Bluestem—1997’s Big Winner at Eighth Annual Oklahoma Book Awards"|work=Oklahoma Center for the Book, Oklahoma Department of Libraries]

After "The Outsiders"

After "The Outsiders", her best-known book is "Rumble Fish", which was originally published in 1968 as a short story in the University of Tulsa literary journal "Nimrod" and later expanded into a novel. She also wrote "That Was Then, This Is Now" (1971), "Tex" (1979), and "Taming The Star Runner" (1988).

Film adaptations of "The Outsiders" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1984), both directed by Francis Ford Coppola, established the careers of many film stars, such as Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, and Mickey Rourke. Also adapted to film were "Tex" (1982), directed by Tim Hunter, and "That Was Then... This Is Now" (1985), directed by Christopher Cain. Contrary to the usual Hollywood practice of excluding authors of source material from involvement in the production of adaptations, Hinton participated directly in the filming: in addition to acting as a location scout, she had cameo roles in three of the four films. In [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_outsiders_%28film%29 "The Outsiders"] , Hinton plays the nurse in Dally's room. In [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_%28film%29 "Tex"] , she plays the one of the teachers.

Works

Young adult books

* "The Outsiders" (1967, novel)
* "That Was Then, This Is Now" (1971, novel)
* "Rumble Fish" (1975, novel)
* "Tex" (1979, novel)
* "Taming the Star Runner" (1988, novel)
* "Hawkes Harbor" (2004, novel)
* "Some of Tim's Stories" (2006, short fiction)

Juvenile books

* "Big David, Little David" (1995, juvenile novel)
* "The Puppy Sister" (1995, juvenile novel)

External links

* [http://www.sehinton.com/ S.E. Hinton's Website ]
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* [http://www.nypress.com/17/38/books/ New York Press Interview ]
* [http://wiredforbooks.org/sehinton/ 1987 RealAudio interview with S.E. Hinton at Wired for Books.org] by Don Swaim
* [http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/05/hintonqanda200705 2007 Vanity Fair interview]

References

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NAME=Hinton, S. E.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Hinton, Susan Eloise
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Young-adult writer
DATE OF BIRTH=July 22 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH=Tulsa, Oklahoma
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