S.E. Hinton
S.E. Hinton

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Name: S.E. Hinton
Occupation: Young Adult Author
Gender: Female
Birth Day: July 22, 1948
Age: 72
Birth Place: Tulsa, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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S.E. Hinton

S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, United States (72 years old). S.E. Hinton is a Young Adult Author, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out S.E. Hintonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

Her novel, The Outsiders, was inspired by her observations of rival gangs at her Oklahoma high school. The novel was published when she was a first year student at the University of Tulsa.

Biography Timeline


While still in her teens, Hinton became a household name as the author of The Outsiders, her first and most popular novel, set in Oklahoma in the 1960s. She began writing it in 1965. The book was inspired by two rival gangs at her school, Will Rogers High School, the Greasers and the Socs, and her desire to empathize with the Greasers by writing from their point of view. She wrote the novel when she was 16 and it was published in 1967. Since then, the book has sold more than 14 million copies and still sells more than 500,000 a year.


In 1992 she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa by the University of Tulsa, and in 1998 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers of Oklahoma State University–Tulsa.


Film adaptations of The Outsiders (March 1983) and Rumble Fish (October 1983) were both directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Hinton co-wrote the script for Rumble Fish with Coppola. Also adapted to film were Tex (July 1982), directed by Tim Hunter, and That Was Then... This Is Now (November 1985), directed by Christopher Cain. Hinton herself acted as a location scout, and she had cameo roles in three of the four films. She plays a nurse in Dallas's hospital room in The Outsiders. In Tex, she is the typing teacher. She also appears as a prostitute propositioning Rusty James in Rumble Fish. In 2009, Hinton portrayed the school principal in The Legend of Billy Fail.

Family Life

S.E.'s real name is Susan Eloise Hinton. S.E. married engineer David Inhofe in 1970; together, they had a son named Nicolas.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, S.E. Hinton is 73 years, 0 months and 5 days old. S.E. Hinton will celebrate 74th birthday on a Friday 22nd of July 2022. Below we countdown to S.E. Hinton upcoming birthday.


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