American writer Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

Wolfe was one of the pioneers of a new style of journalism known as ‘the new journalism’.

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    Renowned American writer Tom Wolfe has died in New York City at the age of 88.

    Wolfe was known for his biting satire on American society in the second half of the 20th century.

     

    And as Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports, his style had a profound effect on a generation of writers.


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