C. D. Payne
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|C. Douglas Payne|
July 5, 1949|
Akron, Ohio, United States
|Pen name||C. D. Payne|
|Occupation||Author, playwright, portable museum curator|
|Genre||Absurdist fiction, humor, plays|
|Notable works||Youth in Revolt (1993)|
C. D. Payne (born C. Douglas Payne; July 5, 1949) is an American writer of absurdist fiction who is best known for his series of novels about fictional teenager Nick Twisp. They are called the "Youth in Revolt" series or "The Journals of Nick Twisp."
In the novels the protagonist, Nick, strives to balance out his budding sexual urges while remaining an intellectual teenager in a world of moronic adults.
Along with the "Youth" series he is the author of several other novels including Frisco Pigeon Mambo and Civic Beauties, a parody of politics in the United States, which follows the lives of teenage twin girls whose father is campaigning to be Vice President. He has also published a play titled, Queen of America: A Royal Comedy in Three Acts. Frisco Pigeon Mambo was bought by Fox Animation, but was never made into a film.
Payne was born in Akron, Ohio in 1949 (July 5). He graduated from Harvard College in 1971. He then moved to California and lived in a trailer in Santa Monica. He has worked as a newspaper editor, cartoonist, typesetter, graphic artist, proofreader, photographer, advertising copywriter, trailer park handyman, and carpenter.
Nick Twisp series
- Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp (contains books 1–3) (Aivia Press, 1993). Contains:
- Book 1: Youth in Revolt
- Book 2: Youth in Bondage
- Book 3: Youth in Exile
- Revolting Youth: The Further Journals of Nick Twisp (a.k.a. Book 4: Revolting Youth) (Aivia Press, 2000: ISBN 1-882647-15-7)
- Young and Revolting: The Continental Journals of Nick Twisp (a.k.a. Book 5: Young and Revolting) (Infinity Publishing, 2006: ISBN 0-7414-3417-2)
- Revoltingly Young: The Journals of Nick Twisp's Younger Brother (a.k.a. Book 6: Revoltingly Young) (Infinity Publishing, 2006: ISBN 0-7414-3416-4)
- Son of Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Scott Twisp (a.k.a. Book 7: Son of Youth in Revolt) (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012: ISBN 1466436085)
- Revolt at the Beach: More Twisp Family Chronicles (a.k.a. Book 8: Youth in Venice) (Aivia Press, 2015: ISBN 1882647068)
- Civic Beauties: A Musical Novel (Aivia Press, 1999: ISBN 1-882647-20-3)
- Frisco Pigeon Mambo (Aivia Press, 2000: ISBN 1-882647-24-6)
- Invisibly Yours (CreateSpace, 2010: ISBN 1-4538-5411-8)
- Helen and Brenda (Aivia Press, 2014: ISBN 1-4961-5109-7)
- Cheeky Swimsuits of 1957 (Aivia Press, 2014: ISBN 1-8826-4701-7)
- Miracle in a Can (Aivia Press, 2016: ISBN 1-8826-4712-2)
- The Unpleasant Poet (Aivia Press, 2017: ISBN 1-8826-4708-4)
- Cary and Randy: A Play in Two Acts (Aivia Press, 2017: ISBN 1-8826-4721-1)
- The inaugural performance was by the City Lights Theater Company in San Jose, CA.
Television and film
- Episode #20a of Disney's Recess; titled "Mama's Girl" (13th episode of the second season). Aired on December 5, 1998. Teleplay was based on a story that C. D. Payne wrote for the show.
- Frisco Pigeon Mambo. The film rights to this novel are currently owned by the now defunct Fox Animation Studios. It is unknown what the status is or plans are with these rights.
- Youth in Revolt was released January 8, 2010.
- McKINLEY, JESSE (January 25, 2010). "Keeping Options Open, Novelist Tows Museum on Road to Dream". The New York Times. Retrieved December 17, 2017.