Bon­fire Of The Van­i­ties nov­el­ist Wolfe dies at 87

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY HIL­LEL ITALIE

AU­THOR Tom Wolfe, who chron­i­cled ev­ery­thing from hip­pies to the space race be­fore turn­ing to fic­tion, has died aged 87.

Wolfe’s agent Lynn Nes­bit told The As­so­ci­ated Press that he died in a New York City hospi­tal.

Ad­di­tional de­tails were not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

The “new jour­nal­ism” re­porter and nov­el­ist in­sisted 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 Eight­ies.

Best seller: Tom Wolfe

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