Martin Moran grew up in Denver, attended Stanford University, and lives in New York City, where he makes his living as an actor and writer. His memoir, The Tricky Part (Beacon Press), won the 2005 LAMBDA Belles Lettres Award and Second Prize for the 2005 Barnes & Noble Discover Award. His latest non-fiction piece, Analphabet, appeared recently in Ploughshares and in Pushcart Prizes. He won a NYFA Grant for Creative Non-Fiction and has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony. Moran has appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Spamalot, Titanic, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Floyd Collins, and The Cider House Rules. He won a 2004 Obie Award as well at two Drama Desk Nominations for his one-man play, The Tricky Part, which he continues to perform all over the country. He is at work on a new one-man play and book about anger and compassion.