Author: Noel Alumit
Profile: Noel Alumit is an American novelist, Buddhist pastor, activist, Los Angeles Times bestselling author and an actor. Besides being a writer, Alumit has also worked with the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team in Los Angeles as an HIV/AIDS educator. Noel Alumit was born in Baguio, Manila, Philippines and studied at the University of Southern California. Noel Alumit received his BFA in Acting from USC and MDiv in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the University of the West. He spent his growing years in Los Angeles, United States. He attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Southern California after which he studied playwriting at the David Hwang Writers Institute at East West Players.
The TV and film credits of Noel Alumit as an actor include The Young and the Restless, Beverly Hills, Red Surf and 90210. He has also performed in a number of productions in Los Angeles including Michael Kearns’ Who’s Afraid of Edward Albee’ and the world premiere of Chay Yew’s A Language of Their Own (LA Weekly Theatre Award for Ensemble Performance).
Writing style: Noel Alumit’s genre is fiction.
2002 – Letters to Montgomery Clift
2007 – Talking to the Moon
Awards and Acknowledgements:
2010 - Awarded the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize by the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
2012 – Appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs
Received the Emerging Voices Fellowship from PEN Centre USA West
Received a Community Scholarship to UCLA’s Writers Extension studying the personal essay form and fiction
In the year 2002, the Out Magazine identified him as one of the Top 100 Influential Gay People.
Nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction
Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award