Awards & Winners

Tom Wolfe

Date of Birth 02-March-1931
Place of Birth Richmond
(Virginia, United States of America, Area code 804)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr., Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr., Thomas Kennerly Wolfe
Profession Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author
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Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. is an American author and journalist, best known for his association and influence over the New Journalism literary movement in which literary techniques are used in objective, even-handed journalism. Beginning his career as a reporter he soon became one of the most culturally significant figures of the sixties after the publication of books such as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and his collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. His first novel entitled The Bonfire of the Vanities, released in 1987, was met with critical acclaim and was a great commercial success. He is also known, in recent years, for his spats and public disputes with other writers, including John Updike, Norman Mailer, and John Irving.

Awards by Tom Wolfe

Check all the awards nominated and won by Tom Wolfe.


Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Fiction A Man in Full


Ambassador Book Award for Fiction
Honored for : The Bonfire of the Vanities


Dos Passos Prize

Nominations 1984 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation The Right Stuff


National Book Award for General Nonfiction (Hardcover)
Honored for : The Right Stuff

Nominations 1980 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for General Nonfiction (Hardcover) The Right Stuff