Tom Wolfe

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Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
May 14, 2018 (87)
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Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
May 14, 2018 (87)

About

Notable American journalist and author who led the New Journalism movement in the 1960s. His best-selling books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and the essay Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

Before Fame

In high school, he played baseball and acted as student body president.

Trivia

His first novel was The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1987. It was adapted into a film of the same name.

Family Life

He had a daughter and son with his wife Sheila.

Associated With

One of his books, The Right Stuff, was made into a 1983 film of the same name and directed by Philip Kaufman