The news was announced by Wolfe's long-time agent Lynn Nesbit.
Around this time, he began working as a journalist, moving to New York in 1962 for a position at The New York Herald Tribune. Wolfe's first novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, was first serialised in Rolling Stone magazine and came out as a book three years later.
He was never deterred by the fact that he often did not fit in with his research subjects, partly because he was such a sartorial dandy, known for his white suits. 1983's "The Right Stuff", about the early days of the American space program, won critical raves and four Oscars. The resulting bestseller, The Bonfire Of The Vanities, defined the late-1980s era of Wall Street ambition, power and money.
"To be honest, I have only five more planned".
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His contributions to American literature were varied and very influential in the '60s and '70s when he wrote "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers", "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby". That kindled rivalries with contemporaries Norman Mailer and John Updike, who Wolfe referred to as "two old piles of bones".
"He is probably the most skillful writer in America - I mean by that he can do more things with words than anyone else", wrote William F. Buckley in the pages of the National Review.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 2, 1930, Wolfe was a star baseball player at his high school and also edited its newspaper. He'd worked in traditional journalism through the 1950s; the custom-car subculture brought him to the crisis moment necessary to innovation.