Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was a founding member of the New Journalism movement and the author of modern classics including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, as well as novels like The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He wrote for The Washington Post, the New York Herald Tribune, Esquire, and New York magazine as a reporter, and is credited with coining the term The Me Decade. Tom received the National Book Award, the John Dos Passos Award, the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Achievement, the National Humanities Medal, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Outstanding Contribution to American Literature, among many other awards. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. graduating with honors and a Ph.D. from Washington and Lee University.
at Yale University, where he majored in American studies. He was a New York City resident.