Tom Wolfe Dead at 88

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Tom Wolfe—the influential journalist and novelist who helped create the genre of New Journalism—has died, The New York Times confirms. According to his agent, Wolfe died in Manhattan on Monday, May 14 after being hospitalized for an infection. He was 88.

Tom Wolfe was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1930. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1951 and later received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1957. Around this time, he began working

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