I would like to know when S. E. Hinton died?

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

S. E. Hinton is alive, and as far as I know, she is still writing.  Her name is Susan, but she used S. E.  Hinton on her books because her publisher believed she would have a difficult time selling her books if readers thought she was female.  She was born in 1950, in Tulsa, OK,  so that would make her 59 years old.  She has written several novels beside "The Outsiders."  She has also written: "Rumble Fish," "That Was Then This is Now," "Tex," and "Taming The Star Runner," "Hawks Harbor," "Tim's Stories," "Big David, Little David," and "The Puppy Sister."

She has her own website which I have linked below as well as other biographical links.  Not only has she written these novels, but she has also been a consultant on the films which were made based on her novels, been a wife, and a mother of one son, Nick.

Hinton wrote these stories because as a young teen she was frustrated with the type of stories available to teens.  She was only 17 when "The Outsiders" was published.

ik9744 | Student

She’s not dead.

little-alice | Student

Like the two below me have already answered, S.E. Hinton is not dead, she is one of my fav writers of all time, but, she has written about death.

In "The Outsiders" Bob, johnny Cade (also known as Johnny cake) Dallas Winston (also known as Dally) and Ponyboy's Mother and Father die. These deaths all affect Pony and his two brothers; Sodapop Curtis ♥ and Darry Curtis.

In That Was Then, This Is Now, Bryon has to go through the loss of his best friend who legally and emotionally was his brother. Mark is an orphan; his Mom and Dad shot each other dead when Mark was 9 and Bryon wa 10. Since then, Mark lived with Bryon. :)

Hinton wrote many other books like Hawks Harbor, Taming The Star Runner, Rumble Fish, Tex and so many more.

I hope this has helped you. :)

epollock | Student


S. E. Hinton, Susan Eloise Hinton, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1950. S.E. Hinton is also alive and well, currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband David. Her son Nick is at college.

According to her official website, http://www.sehinton.com, she says that she is an extremely private person but lists her hobbies and things that have inspired her to write.

She is the author of the follwoing works:

  • 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)
  • Hawkes Harbor (2004, novel)
  • Some of Tim's Stories (2006, short stories)