May 15, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Renowned Author Tom Wolfe – who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race – before turning his eye to fiction, has died. He was 88.
The “new journalism” reporter and novelist insisted that the only way to tell a great story – was to go out and report it.
His writing style was full of exclamation points, italics and improbable words – and among his acclaimed books were The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities – a satire of Manhattan-style power and justice which became one of the bestselling books of the 1980’s.
Wolfe died in a New York City hospital. Additional details were not immediately available.