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The Outsiders

The Outsiders


by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders Resources


S.E. Hinton's Website

Hinton's website is full of info on The Outsiders and Hinton's other books. Definitely check out the FAQ section!

Spotlight on S.E. Hinton

This is Random House's S.E. Hinton page, and it features a bio, Q & A, and a booklist.

Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent

Hinton recommends Bransford's blog as a great resource for young writers who are trying to break into publication. The blog also features an interview with Hinton.

Movie or TV Productions

The 1983 Film

This classic film massively increased the popularity of The Outsiders. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Low, and Tom Cruise.

The Outsiders TV Show

The show only lasted one season, and featured Billy Bob Thornton as Buck Merrill, Dallas's friend, and David Arquette as Two-Bit. Francis Ford Coppola served as executive producer. The show picks up where the novel leaves off.


"An Outsider, Out of the Shadows"

This New York Times article features lots of fun information, along with quotes from Hinton.

"Staying Golden"

New York Press discusses Hinton's move to writing for adults.

"The Outsiders: Forty Years Later"

This 2007 essay discusses the novel's 40th anniversary, and why we still love it after all those years.

Review – The Outsiders TV Show

Here's an NY Times review of the TV show, which picks up where the book left off.


Hinton at the LA Times Festival of Books

Watch and listen as she discusses getting a little too caught up in the writing process.

"Stay Gold"

This is a lyric video for Stevie Wonder's song, part of the movie soundtrack.


Audio Interview with S.E. Hinton
A 1987 interview with the author.
The Outsiders Audiobook SPONSORED

Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio


Young Hinton

This is Hinton in 1968, a year after the publication of The Outsiders.

The Outsiders Movie Cast

Check out those stars!

Hinton in Tulsa

Hinton is inside the pay booth at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, her model for the Nightly Double, the drive-in in the novel.

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