Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe was a notable American writer and journalist, who was quite popular for his works related to New Journalism. He is considered a pioneer of this style of journalism and news reporting that took roots during the 1960s & 1970s and incorporated the literary techniques. Author Wolfe was born as Thomas Kennerly Wolfe on March 02, 1930, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He started his career in journalism as a reporter for a small regional newspaper during the 1950s.

It was in the following decade that Wolfe achieved national prominence after publishing his first bestselling books. It was followed by more popularity with the release of his influential novel The Right Stuff based on the astronauts of Mercury Seven. This book was later developed into a film in 1983 with the same title and Philip Kaufman as its director. The year 1987 saw the release of Wolfe’s first full length novel. It received critical acclaim and went on to achieve commercial success.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

The Bonfire of the Vanities(1987) 
A Man in Full(1998) 
I Am Charlotte Simmons(2004) 
Back to Blood(2012) 

Short Story Collections

Hooking Up(1989)

Non-Fiction Books

In Our Time(1961) 
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby(1965) 
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test(1968) 
The Pump House Gang(1968) 
Radical Chic: And, Mau Mauing The Flak Catchers(1970) 
The New Journalism(1973) 
The Painted Word(1975) 
Mauve Gloves and Madman, Clutter and Vine(1977) 
The Right Stuff(1979)
From Bauhaus to Our House(1981)
The Purple Decades(1982)
The Kingdom of Speech(2016)
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