Linda Wolfe is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Linda was best known as a American journalist and author (Wasted: The Preppie Murder).
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
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Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
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RT @sarahw: Linda Wolfe was a very good crime writer and one of my inspirations.
By BY KATHARINE Q. SEELYE from NYT Books
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
From NY Times: Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
Linda Wolfe was a founding @bookcritics member & a longtime board member. Reading her take on Wolf Hall was a delig…
RT @sarahw: Linda Wolfe was a very good crime writer and one of my inspirations.
Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes
"Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes" by BY KATHARINE Q. SEELYE via NYT…
Linda Wolfe was a very good crime writer and one of my inspirations.
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Linda Wolfe, 87, Dies; Wrote of ‘Preppie Murder’ and Other Crimes #Artrs
Linda Wolfe
BornLinda Wolfe
(1932-11-15) November 15, 1932 (age 87)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, Book Critic
CitizenshipAmerican
GenreTrue crime, journalism, criticism, non-fiction
Notable worksWasted: The Preppie Murder, The Professor and the Prostitute
Website
www.lindawolfe.com
Linda Wolfe is an American journalist, essayist, and fiction writer. She is best known for her award-winning work, Wasted: The Preppie Murder, an investigation of the so-called "rough sex" killer, Robert Chambers. Critic John Leonard called Wolfe a writer of "fierce intelligence". Wolfe is also a distinguished book critic and a founding member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Contents
1 Writing
2 Career
3 Criticism
4 Early life and education
5 Personal life
6 Works
6.1 Books
6.2 Articles
6.3 Book reviews
6.4 Restaurant reviews
7 References
8 External links
Writing
Wolfe's Wasted was nominated for an Edgar Award and named a "Notable Book of the Year" by The New York Times. In addition, Wolfe wrote several other books based on true crimes and events, such as Double Life: The Downfall of Judge Sol Wachtler. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, and several other publications.
Career
Wolfe began her literary career in 1958 as an editorial assistant at Partisan Review alongside editors William Phillips and Philip Rahv. During her time at Partisan, Wolfe studied for a M.A. degree in American literature at New York University and began research on what would be her first published work, The Literary Gourmet. This book would be one of the first to explore the ways and reasons the world's great novelists used dining scenes to illuminate character. In 1960 Wolfe started working for Time Inc., first in the copy department of Life Magazine, then as a researcher and writer for Time-Life Books, where she published her second book, The Cooking of the Caribbean Islands.
Wolfe also wrote about travel, starting an annual series called Island Travel that ran in New York Magazine from 1984 to 1994, as well as doing travel pieces for the New York Times, the New York Post, and Washington Post, among others.
Wolfe's interest in sexuality and social behavior would later lead to her writing Playing Around: Women and Adultery and The Cosmo Report: Women and Sex in the Eighties. Wolfe also wrote a profile named A Brief History of Alfred Kinsey, published as an introduction to the movie Kinsey as well as several articles for Playboy and Mirabella June.
Criticism
Wolfe's book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post. The Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the St. Petersburg Times, and elsewhere. Her involvement with the National Book Critics Circle began in 1976, the year it held its first Awards Ceremony. She served on the governing board from 1997 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2010. In 2011 she started a book review column for the website FabOverFifty.com.
Early life and education
Wolfe was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Antioch College and Brooklyn College, graduating from Brooklyn College in 1955. She received an M.A.from New York University in 1959.
Personal life
Wolfe's first marriage was to the magazine editor and film publicist Joseph Wolfe. Her second marriage was to psychologist Max Pollack. She has one daughter and two stepdaughters.
Works
Books
My Daughter/Myself 2013
The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover
Love Me to Death: A Journalist's Memoir of the Hunt for Her Friend's Killer 1998
Wasted: The Preppie Murder 1989, won Notable Book of the Year
The Literary Gourmet: Menus From Masterpieces
Double Life: The Downfall of Judge Sol Wachtler 1994
The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover 2004
Playing Around: Women and Adultery
The Professor and the Prostitute and Other True Tales of Murder and Madness 1986
The Cosmo Report: Women and Sex in the Eighties 1981
The Cooking of the Caribbean Islands 1971
The Literary Gourmet 1963
Articles
My Manhattan; On East Broadway, a Wide World Unfolds, July 11, 2003
In Step With Austen: English Country Dancing, March 7, 1997
Hers; Runaway Memory, April 2, 1995
And Baby Makes 3, Even if You're Gray, January 4, 1994
, October 12, 1992
January 14, 1991 – New York's Toughest Judges
December 3, 1984 – Dented Pride
April 9, 1984 – Death in the Video Arcade: A Story of Two Families
February 6, 1984 – Daylight Express: Trapped in a Turkish Prison
October 17, 1983 – The Death of an Idealist – Jacqui Bernard
January 17, 1983 – Transsexual Bartender and the Suburban Princess
April 5, 1982 – Mommy's 39, Daddy's 57 – And Baby was Just Born
July 27, 1981 – Taunted to Death – Death of Gerard Coury
October 20, 1980 – Tragedy on 89th Street – Irene Schwartz
September 15, 1980 – The Strange Case of Dr. Buettner-Janusch
April 14, 1980 – Lady Vanishes – Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne
Contemporary Behavior, Sexuality, Psychology
October 4, 1982 – Growing up Absorbed
August 9, 1982 – The G Spot – Criticism
July 19, 1982 – The Next Sexual Hype – The G Spot
May 7, 1979 – When was the last time you called your mother
January 10, 1977 – The Coming Baby Boom
February 17, 1975 – Funny Valentine
March 19, 1973 – The Forbidden Couple
July 3, 1972 – Can Adultery Save Your Marriage?
June 5, 1972 – A Time of Change
April 17, 1972 – The Masterses' Disciples: Sexual Therapy in New York
January 31, 1972 – Divorce – Dominican Style
March 8, 1971 – Psychotherapy Clinics: Walk in If You Can
February 13, 1984 – The Return of "Uncle" Gairy
June 30, 1980 – Olympus on 155th Street
February 13, 1978 – Mort Janklow: Friends Make the Man
December 7, 1992 – Fatal Error – The Death of Radio Man Rick Sklar
April 25, 1983 – Young Doctors at Sea: Caribbean Politics and Current Affairs
January 14, 1980 – Death by Botulism, A Medical Mystery
My Manhattan; On East Broadway, a Wide World Unfolds, July 11, 2003
Winter in the Sun; Martinique, Deja Vu, but Different, October 25, 1998
Lingering in Languedoc, July 16, 1995
Book reviews
Houston Law November 18, 1990
Psycho Killer, June 4, 1989
Crime in the Family, April 22, 1990
Crime/Mystery; In the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, October 20, 1991
Men, Women, and Children First, April 27, 1986
One Night in Queens February 11, 1990
Australia Found Guilty, March 22, 1987
Filling in the Blanks, November 3, 1985
Restaurant reviews
August 8, 1977 – Small is Beautiful
March 19, 1973 – To Eat, Perchance to Dream
August 30, 1971 – A Room with a View
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