Marc Acito

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Marc Acito
Born (1966-01-11) January 11, 1966 (age 49)
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,[1] was voted a 2005 "Teens Top Ten for favorite young adult book" of the American Library Association.[2]

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).

Acito is openly gay and lives with his partner Floyd Sklaver.[3]

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[4]

Marc Acito is a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School in Westfield, New Jersey.[citation needed]


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