Tom Wolfe

American, 1931 -

Tom Wolfe is widely considered one of the most important journalists of the twentieth century. His formally experimental nonfiction works, including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, had considerable influence over the New Journalism literary movement. He has received dozens of awards and nominations for his writing, including a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Wolfe lives in New York City with his wife Sheila, a designer.