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'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 87

15 May 2018 15:28
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'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 87

The acclaimed writer passed away in a New York hospital according to his agent.

AUTHOR TOM WOLFE, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 87.

Wolfe’s agent Lynn Nesbit told the Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for an infection.

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 rife with exclamation points, italics and improbable words.

Among his acclaimed books were The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, a satire of Manhattan-style power and justice that became one of the best-selling books of the 1980s.


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