Literary Giant Tom Wolfe Dies

May 15, 2018
Originally published on May 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Literary giant Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space program before turning his eye to fiction, has died. Wolfe was known for creating a “New Journalism” and writing bestsellers that defined eras of American life. His books included “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.”

Here & Now‘s Robin Young look back at Wolfe’s life and career with NPR’s Lynn Neary (@LynnPNeary).

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