January 11, 1966 |
Bayonne, New Jersey
Marc Acito (born January 11, 1966 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is a United States novelist, humorist, and screenwriter. His comic novel How I Paid for College won the Oregon Book Awards' 2005 Ken Kesey Award for Best Novel, was voted a 2005 "Teens Top Ten for favorite young adult book" of the American Library Association.
In April 2008, Acito published Attack of the Theater People, a sequel to How I Paid for College.
He is also the writer of the syndicated humor column "The Gospel According to Marc", which ran for four years in nineteen gay publications. His humorous essays have appeared in many publications including The New York Times (April 3, 2006) and Portland Monthly magazine (January 2007, February 2007); as well as on NPR's All Things Considered (October 4, 2006 and April 16, 2009).
He currently lives in New York, NY and is writing plays and the book for musicals.
In 2012, Marc won the The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play for Birds of a Feather
- Official list of Oregon Book Awards winners at the Oregon Institute of Literary Arts
- #10 in the 2005 "Teens' Top Ten for favorite young adult book" results at American Library Association
- Silverman, Julia (2004-11-25). "Oregon writer's first novel leads to movie-rights deal". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- Marc Acito.com - official website: columns, press reviews, excerpts, etc.
- Marc Acito profile at Random House
- 2004 interview (by Dave Weich at Powells.com)
- 2004 interview (by Daulton Dickey at PopMatters)
- 2005 interview (by Andrew Hicks at PageAndAuthor.com)
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