RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Tom Wolfe created unforgettable stories about test pilots and hippies, bikers and the lost denizens of Wall Street. He wrote best sellers like "The Right Stuff" and "Bonfire Of The Vanities." We have learned this morning that Tom Wolfe died yesterday in New York City. He was 88 years old. Joining us now NPR books correspondent Lynn Neary. Good morning, Lynn.
LYNN NEARY, BYLINE: Good morning.
MARTIN: So it's hard to overstate Wolfe's presence in the literary world, wasn't it?