Does something autobiographical count as a novel?

I want to do the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) thing but the only thing I can think to write about is my life (trust me, it's interesting) and I am not sure if "novel" only applies to fiction. If I write a narrative about my life in the style of fiction, can it still count as a novel? (see... show more I want to do the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) thing but the only thing I can think to write about is my life (trust me, it's interesting) and I am not sure if "novel" only applies to fiction.
If I write a narrative about my life in the style of fiction, can it still count as a novel?

(see http://www.nanowrimo.org )
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