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Author Tom Wolfe dies at 88

The writer famous for Bonfire of the Vanities passed away on Monday.

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Author Tom Wolfe passed away at a Manhattan hospital on Monday.

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Author Tom Wolfe, known for Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, has died at the age of 88.

The author died at a Manhattan hospital on Monday after being hospitalized with an infection, The Guardian reports.

In addition to novels, Wolfe worked as a journalist. He coined the term "saturation reporting" to describe a technique in which he would spend long stretches of time with a subject in order to witness important moments taking place in their lives.