Tom Wolfe

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. Credited with inventing New Journalism, whereby writers acknowledge their own subjectivity and oftentimes employ literary techniques to reporting, Wolfe spent his early career in newspapers, mostly as a general assignment reporter but also a foreign correspondent. While still a reporter, he completed his first book, a collection of articles about the flamboyant Sixties written for New York Magazine and Esquire, thus cementing his reputation as a noted chronicler and staunch critic of contemporary culture.  Set in Miami, his newest book, Back to Blood, features Wolfe’s high-energy reporting and a cast of characters as fascinating as any he has ever conceived.

Please note new 7:30pm start time.