In 1962 he moved to NY and began working in the NY Herald Tribune.
Before moving to NY in the 60s, Wolfe worked as a reporter at the Springfield Union in MA and as the Latin American correspondent for The Washington Post.
Famous since 1960s for his impeccable three-piece suits and starched white collar shirts, Wolfe had countless anecdotes of some of his famous stories, such as portrait of Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali.
The legendary author, a genius of creative nonfiction storytelling, passed away after he was hospitalized with an infection, as disclosed by his longtime literary agent, Lynn Nesbit. "All the same, he was one of the most modest and kindest people I have ever met".
In the collection Wolfe wrote, "The most important literature being written in America today is in nonfiction". He moved to New York in 1962 to join the New York Herald-Tribune and remained in the city for the rest of his life.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 2, 1930, Wolfe was a star baseball player at his high school and also edited its newspaper. John Irving angrily denounced Wolfe by saying, "I can't read him because he's such a bad writer".
In 1979, he published The Right Stuff, a portrait of American heroism, viewed through the exploits of military test pilots and astronauts known as the Mercury Seven, which was made into a successful movie in 1983. Wolfe slammed both Charles Darwin and linguist Noam Chomsky in the book.
"Saddened to hear of Tom Wolfe's passing".
And when he ventured into fiction, starting with "The Bonfire of the Vanities", he still reported - painting page upon page of untold truths of '80s NY, from Wall Street to Park Avenue to The Bronx.
Bank of England Puts Off Interest Rate Rise
The four external members are appointed to bring thinking and expertise from outside the Bank to the meetings. Accordingly, the Bank has trimmed its full year growth forecast (issued in February) down from 1.8% to 1.4%.
Celtics charge to 2-0 lead over Cavs
James and Brown combined for 35 of the game's first 50 points as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 27-23 lead after one quarter. Brown's 3-pointer with 32.4 seconds left in the second quarter gave Boston its biggest lead of the half at 61-33.
Primary election day preparation
Pennsylvania has closed primaries, meaning only members of a particular political party will be able to vote for party candidates. Mike Stack is fighting for another term in office after a first term in which he had a chilly relationship with Democratic Gov.