BREAKING: Renowned author Tom Wolfe dead at 87

MAY 15, 2018

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Tom Wolfe, famous for works like “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” passed away in Manhattan on Monday at age 87.

His agent confirmed the news to the New York Times on Tuesday. He had been hospitalized with an infection.

The article goes on to state the following:

Wolfe, who began working as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune in 1962, was known for being one of the first journalists to apply literary techniques to their work, a style that was coined New Journalism. New Journalism is a style of reporting in which a writer immerses themselves in a story.

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1931, Wolfe attended Washington and Lee for undergrad and Yale for his Ph.D. Before moving to New York in the 60s, Wolfe worked as a reporter at the Springfield Union in Massachusetts and as the Latin American correspondent for The Washington Post.

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