Tom Wolfe was born on 2nd of March in 1931. He is an American journalist and author who is famous for his influence and association for the Journalism literary movement. In 1950, he began his career as a regional newspaper reporter. In 1960, Wolfe achieved national prominence. In 1987, he wrote his first novel called “The Bonfire of the Vanities” which gained huge success commercially. Later, it was reorganized as a major motion picture.
Tom was born on March 2, 1931, in Richmond, Virgina and the journalist holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Currently, Tom is at the age of 85. He completed his education from St.Christophers school, Washington, and Lee University and Yale University. His father's name is Thomas Kennerly Wolfe and Mother Louise Wolfe. He got married to Sheila Wolfe and has 2 children Alexandra and Tommy. Tom and his wife have net worth of $60 million.
On 1956 December, Tom starts his career as a reporter for the Springfield Union. Later on 1962, he was a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune. In 1965, he completed his book which was a collection of an article about the Flamboyant Sixties which was written for New York and Esquire. The book made him a bestseller and established him as a leading figure in the literature too.
In 1968, he again published two books “The Pump House Gang” and “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” which held the record of bestselling books once again. In 1975 he published a more controversial book on the American art world which was named as “The Painted World”. During 1984 and 85 Toms wrote his first novel “The Bonfire of the Vanities”, the book is reported to have sold more than 800000 copies till today's date.
Tom was awarded and nominated for different awards since 1961 over more than 35 times. Some of the important award and nominations are National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American letters, Golden Plate Award, Jefferson Lecture in Humanities and many others. He is also featured in a famous movie called The Sixties (2014), Smiling through the Apocalypse (2013), Tom Wolfe get Back to Blood (2012) and others.
After the grand success of “The Bonfire of the Vanities” in 1987, he continues his writing in Novel and wrote “A Man is full” in 1998, “I Am Charlotte Simmons” in 2004 and his latest Novel was published on 2012 “Back to Blood”