Tom Wolfe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Tom Wolfe

American author and journalist

Date of Birth: 02-Mar-1930

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Date of Death: 14-May-2018

Profession: screenwriter, writer, reporter, journalist, novelist, essayist, prosaist, non-fiction writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Tom Wolfe

  • 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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