Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7pm, Music Building, $20
o m o l f e
with Leonard Lopate
is the recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He is the author of the novels The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons, and, most recently, Back to Blood, which is forthcoming in the fall of 2012. He is also the author of the books of nonfiction The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, The Painted Word, Hooking Up, and The Right Stuff. Time Magazine has said: “Wolfe is one of the greatest literary stylists and social observers of our much observed postmodern era…. [His work is] rich, wise, absorbing, and irresistible.” The Washington Post has said: “Tom Wolfe can make words dance and sing and perform circus tricks, he can make the reader sigh with pleasure before his arias of coloratura description, he can do just about anything…with words…. Dazzling…brilliant.” The New York Times has said: “Tom Wolfe understands the human animal like no sociologist around. He tweaks his reader’s every buried thought and prejudice. He sees through everything. He is as original and outrageous as ever.” Newsweek has said: “Right now, no writer—reporter or novelist—is getting it on paper better than Tom Wolfe.” The Baltimore Sun has described Tom Wolfe as “one of America’s finest writers.”
In addition to reading from his work, Tom Wolfe will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Tom Wolfe: Jacques Love