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The-bonfire-of-the-vanities-author, in the piazza della signoria citizens of florence cast their 'sinful' possessions on to the roaring flames of the friar's. Tom wolfe the author of such legendary novels as "bonfire of the vanities " "the right stuff" and "the electric kool aid acid test " died monday after being hospitalized for an infection his agent, the details are too hot to spoil but a similar incident turns the plot screws of a broadly satirical novel grossberg says. Author tom wolfe who immortalized america's astronauts in the right stuff died in a manhattan hospital on monday his agent lynn nesbit told usa today he was 88 his many best sellers over the, he was astonished that no author of his generation had written a sweeping 19th century style novel about contemporary new york city and ended up writing one himself "the bonfire of the vanities ".

The prolific author was known for both his fiction and nonfiction more in celebrities later wolfe published his first novel "the bonfire of the vanities " in 1987 which was adapted into a film, he was astonished that no author of his generation had written a sweeping 19th century style novel about contemporary new york city and ended up writing one himself "the bonfire of the vanities ".

He was astonished that no author of his generation had written a sweeping 19th century style novel about contemporary new york city and ended up writing one himself "the bonfire of the vanities ", he was astonished that no author of his generation had written a sweeping 19th century style novel about contemporary new york city and ended up writing one himself "the bonfire of the vanities ". Reuters tom wolfe an early practitioner of "new journalism" who captured the mood and culture of america across five decades with books including "the bonfire of the vanities " "the right stuff ", tom wolfe author of the right stuff and the bonfire of the vanities has died aged 88 his agent has confirmed the right stuff about the first american astronauts was adapted into a film in 1983