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Tom Wolfe obituary: a great dandy, in elaborate dress and neon-lit prose - with pictures
"Journalist and author who won a name as a brilliant satirist with the ‘novel of the 1980s’, The Bonfire of the Vanities"


Tom Wolfe – a life in pictures
"The writer Tom Wolfe, who has died aged 88, was a great dandy, both in his elaborate dress and his neon-lit prose.
Although he was in his late 50s when he became a bestselling novelist, with The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1987,
he had been famous as a journalist since the mid-1960s to the point of international celebrity"


Tom Wolfe, Bonfire of the Vanities author, dies aged 87
"Best known for books including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vanities,
Wolfe died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital...
Tom Wolfe, the essayist, journalist and author of bestselling books including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
and Bonfire of the Vanities, has died at the age of 87."



Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1931 – May 14, 2018)[1]
"was an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively...
His first fiction 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."