S.E Hinton is a very well-known author who wrote a lot of books including: The Outsiders, That Was Then, This Is Now, and others.
SE Hinton started the Outsiders when she was 15 years old. Your welcome ☺
S.E Hinton was the author, not a character.
First of all, S.E. Hinton is a female!
No. S.E Hinton and Nigel Hinton are not related in fact S.E Hinton actually changed her name to S.E Hinton.
Author SE Hinton had one sibling, a younger sister named Beverly.
Hinton's publisher suggested she use her initials instead of her first name so that male reviewers would not ignore the novel for having been written by a female. (Taken from S.E. Hinton answer on WikiAnswers).