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  • emBack to Bloodem
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    Back to Blood

    Tom Wolfe spoke about his novel, Back to Blood, in which he presented several observations on the city of Miami. Mr. Wolfe also answered questions from the audience. He spoke at the 2012…

  • Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
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    Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

    Tom Wolfe talked about his literary career as he was about to be awarded the 2010 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He was interviewed…

  • 2010 National Book Awards Part 1
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    2010 National Book Awards, Part 1

    The National Book Foundation presented the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Joan Ganz Cooney and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to…

  • Clemens Lecture
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    Clemens Lecture

    Mr. Wolfe was honored as the Mark Twain House Samuel Clemens lecturer. He talked about a broad range of topics, including his iconic white suits, his career, Mark Twain, and journalism…

  • emThe Ethical Brainem
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    The Ethical Brain

    Michael Gazzaniga discussed his book The Ethical Brain, published by Dana Press, with novelist Tom Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe made references to Michael Gazzaniga and Mr. Gazzaniga’s previous book,…

  • What Is Southern Today
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    What Is Southern Today?

    Tom Wolfe presented a lecture titled, “What’s Southern Today?” He argued that Southern Americans have a much more common-sense approach to life than other Americans. He recounted his experiences…

  • National Book Festival Gala
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    National Book Festival Gala

    First lady Bush, Mr. Billington, and several of the authors appearing at the fifth annual National Book Festival spoke at a gala inside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.…

  • emI Am Charlotte Simmons  A Novelem
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    I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel

    Tom Wolfe was interviewed about his book I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He also talked about his first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the…

  • BookExpo America Booksigning
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    BookExpo America Booksigning

    Mr. Wolf was shown talking to people as he signed copies of his book I Am Charlotte Simmons.

  • In Depth with Tom Wolfe
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    In Depth with Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe talked about his life and career as an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. Two video clips were shown of Mr.…

  • Washington  Lee University Commencement Address
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    Washington & Lee University Commencement Address

    Tom Wolfe gave the commencement address to the graduates of Washington and Lee University, his alma mater. He talked about facing the challenges of the future, society and popular culture,…

  • emI Am Charlotte Simmonsem Book Tour
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    I Am Charlotte Simmons Book Tour

    Author Tom Wolfe spent a day in Washington, D.C. to discuss and promote his new novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Book TV accompanied Mr. Wolfe as he appeared…

  • BookExpo Author Breakfast
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    BookExpo Author Breakfast

    The Sunday Authors Breakfast panel at BookExpo America was hosted by Mr. Carter. Graydon Carter talked about his forthcoming book What We’ve Lost: America Under the Bush Administration, published…

  • Salute to American Authors
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    Salute to American Authors

    Contemporary authors Elizabeth Spencer, Bret Lott, and Tom Wolfe commented on the writings and influence of authors Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Truman Capote, respectively. Mr.…

  • emCities of Ambitionem
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    Cities of Ambition

    Mr. Wolfe discussed the spirit and strength of America’s cities, particularly New York City in the aftermath of September 11. Among the issues he addressed were the role of artists in…

  • Journalism and the Modern Novel
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    Journalism and the Modern Novel

    At Yale University’s Tercentenary Celebration, author Tom Wolfe discussed the notions of journalism and the modern novel. Mr. Wolfe talked about his years in graduate school and his eventual transition…

  • Thomas Wolfe and the American Novel
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    Thomas Wolfe and the American Novel

    The Thomas Clayton Wolfe prize was awarded to Tom Wolfe for his acclaimed fiction and journalism. Mr. Wolfe discussed the work of his namesake and his own views on the current state of the…

  • Boston University Commencement
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    Boston University Commencement

    Following the awarding of his honorary doctorate, Tom Wolfe thanked those involved in his reception of the award and congratulated the graduating class and their families. Among the issues…

  • The New Urban Paradigm
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    The New Urban Paradigm

    Participants discussed new ideas for urban development. They talked about efforts to reduce crime in New York City by enforcing truancy laws and noise ordinances. They focused on the…

  • Marshall McLuhan Lecture
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    Marshall McLuhan Lecture

    Mr. Wolfe talked about Marshall McLuhan and his groundbreaking theories on mass media. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This was the first annual Marshall…

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