Died American writer and journalist Tom Wolfe
In the US, the famous American journalist and writer Tom Wolfe passed away at the age of 88. A few days before his death, he was sent to a hospital in New York with an infection, this was reported by his agent, Linna Nesbit. She also confirmed today the death of Tom Wolfe.
Tom Wolfe was considered a pioneer in the direction of “new journalism”. Among the first works in this genre it is considered to be his book of 1965 “Candy-colored mandarin-lobed streamlined babe”, which was a collection of essays by Wolfe for various publications and became a bestseller.
Tom Wolfe is the recipient of seven literary awards, including the National Book Fund Medal for outstanding contributions to US literature. During his life, Tom Wolfe wrote 15 books, three of which – are filmed. He has collaborated with such well-known magazines as The Washington Post, New York Times, Rolling Stones, Esquire, Harper’s, New York Herald Tribune and others. A distinctive external feature of Tom Wolfe was a white suit, which the writer did not take off wearing since 1962. In 2006, this was the reason for a joke in the popular animated series “The Simpsons.” The episode ridiculed Wolfe’s devotion to white jackets – stained with chocolate, the writer immediately removes it, revealing exactly the same thing, put under it.
The writer experimented in his texts and mixed different styles. Wolfe is one of the best selling writers in the US, his books have always become best sellers. Among his most famous works are “Electro-cooling acid test”, “Bonfires ambitions” and “I am Charlotte Simmons”.