Tom Wolfe Dies: New Journalism Pioneer & ‘The Right Stuff’ Author Was 87

Tom Wolfe Dies: New Journalism Pioneer & ‘The Right Stuff’ Author Was 87
Tom Wolfe, the master prose stylist, journalist and novelist whose use of fiction techniques like dialogue, scene-setting and point-of-view energized non-fiction in the 1960s and ’70s, died Monday in New York. He was 87.

Wolfe, perhaps the preeminent practitioner of what would come to be called the New Journalism, authored the non-fiction The Right Stuff and the novel Bonfire of the Vanities, both of which became major Hollywood films.

His death was confirmed by his agent Lynn Nesbit.

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