Marc Acito 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 and Portland Monthly magazine; as well as on NPR's All Things Considered.
Acito is openly gay and lives with his partner Floyd Sklaver.
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
Marc Acito is a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School in Westfield, New Jersey.