Tom Wolfe gestures as he speaks at the National Book Awards Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 in New York. Wolfe was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the event. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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Tom Wolfe gestures as he speaks at the National Book Awards Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 in New York. Wolfe was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the event. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)