Credit: PhamousFotos / Splash News Photo: James Franco at Jimmy Kimmel on July 29, 2011

James Franco is a true Renaissance man of the 21st century. The actor/grad student/artist/terrible Oscar host will soon be able to add "published novelist" to his never-ending list of accomplishments.

According to The New York Observer, James has sold his first novel, Actors Anonymous, to Amazon Publishing.

The fictional story is based on James' experiences as an actor, which we're sure means his devoted fans will spend hours debating which sections are thinly disguised true stories, and which are totally made up.

If you can't wait to dive into the literary genius of James Franco, you're in luck. This is his first novel, but he's already published a book of short stories.

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Source: The New York Observer