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Tom Wolfe

American author and journalist

1930   -   2018

movement: New Journalism
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Yale University, Washington and Lee University, St. Christopher's School, Richmond
occupation: journalist, novelist, reporter, essayist, non-fiction writer, screenwriter, writer, prosaist
award received: National Humanities Medal, National Book Award, Dos Passos Prize, St. Louis Literary Award, Jefferson Lecture, Wilbur Cross Medal
influenced by: Émile Zola, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh, Charles Dickens, Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer
www.tomwolfe.com

Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques. Wolfe began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, achieving national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters) and two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. In 1979, he published the influential book The Right Stuff about the Mercury Seven astronauts, which was made into a 1983 film of the same name directed by Philip Kaufman. His first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, published in 1987, was met with critical acclaim and also became a commercial success. It was adapted as a major motion picture of the same name directed by Brian De Palma.
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works

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The Right Stuff

book by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

1979

A Man in Full

1998 novel by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

1998

Back to Blood

novel by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

2012

From Bauhaus to Our House

book by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

1981

Hooking Up

book by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

2000

I Am Charlotte Simmons

novel by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

2004

In Our Time

Tom Wolfe novel

author: Tom Wolfe

1980

The Bonfire of the Vanities

novel by Tom Wolfe

author: Tom Wolfe

1987

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