Susan Eloise Hinton
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Tulsa, Will Rogers High School
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, children's writer, autobiographer, film actor
award received: Margaret Edwards Award
Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American writer best known for her young-adult novels (YA) set in Oklahoma, especially The Outsiders (1967), which she wrote during high school. Hinton is credited with introducing the YA genre.In 1988 she received the inaugural Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her cumulative contribution in writing for teens.
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