01/04/2012 at 08:00 AM EST
Actor, producer, graduate student, Oscars host.
He's had plenty of titles. And now James Franco
is set to add one more: novelist.
Franco, 33, has sold his first novel, Actors Anonymous
, loosely based on his life, to Amazon Publishing, the New York Observer
The book was acquired by Amazon fiction editor Ed Park, a founding editor of The Believer
, whose move to Amazon in September caused a buzz in literary circles.
While this is Franco's first novel, it's not his first work of fiction. He released a book of short stories, Palo Alto
, back in June, published by Scribner.
– Tim Nudd