The Outsiders was written by S.E. Hinton. It was published in 1967 when Hinton was only seventeen years old. S.E. Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she still lives with her husband and son, Nick. Her full name is Susan Eloise Hinton. She changed it because she often wrote her stories from a boy’s perspective and she wanted to make sure her work was not criticized against because she is a girl. She is famous for writing adolescent literature and is often referred to as the “voice of the youth”. After her son was born, Hinton wrote a few children’s books. She enjoys horse-back riding and walking her dogs in her spare time.

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