Bio

Banner for Matthew Felix's biography page. Matthew Félix is author of the novel "A Voice Beyond Reason", the story of a young Spaniard’s spiritual awakening to his intuition. "I was reminded of Coelho's Alchemist" - Shaun Green (Amazon) Matthew's best-selling collection of Moroccan travel short stories, "With Open Arms", was described by one reviewer as “sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, but always entertaining,” and compared to the work of Bill Bryson. Travel, spirituality, and humor infuse Matthew's work.
Photo of author Matthew Félix. Matthew Félix is author of the novel "A Voice Beyond Reason", the story of a young Spaniard’s spiritual awakening to his intuition. "I was reminded of Coelho's Alchemist" - Shaun Green (Amazon) Matthew's best-selling collection of Moroccan travel short stories, "With Open Arms", was described by one reviewer as “sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, but always entertaining,” and compared to the work of Bill Bryson. Adventure, spirituality, and humor infuse Matthew's work.                                                                                                                                                                    

Background

A resident of San Francisco for over two decades, Matthew Félix has traveled to more than 50 countries and done many short- and long-term stints abroad.

Matthew has lived in European capitals and isolated Spanish villages. He has visited India’s holy sites with a Buddhist monk, slept in a chicken coop in the Arctic, and scaled the sand dunes of the Sahara. He has climbed a volcano in Chile, been surrounded by gunfire in Istanbul, and traveled the Nile in a sailboat.

As curious about our inner worlds as he is about the one around us, Matthew has a longstanding and active interest in meditation, dreaming, and intuition, which he has pursued at institutions such as Esalen and Spirit Rock in California, and le Hameau des Étoiles in France.

Matthew speaks three languages fluently, as well as smatterings of others. He is an avid nature lover and hiker.

 
Photo of author Matthew Felix. Matthew Félix is author of the novel "A Voice Beyond Reason", the story of a young Spaniard’s spiritual awakening to his intuition. "I was reminded of Coelho's Alchemist" - Shaun Green (Amazon) Matthew's best-selling collection of Moroccan travel short stories, "With Open Arms", was described by one reviewer as “sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, but always entertaining,” and compared to the work of Bill Bryson. Adventure, spirituality, and humor infuse Matthew's work.                                                                                                                                                                    

Writing

Matthew's Amazon.com best-selling collection of short stories, With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco, was born of his love of travel. The stories recount some of Matthew's humorous and harrowing experiences on the road, and garnered him a comparison to Bill Bryson.

Matthew's debut novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, draws on his nearly lifelong relationship with Spain and his interest in spirituality. An Amazon Canada bestseller in four categories, A Voice Beyond Reason is the story of how a young Spaniard’s awakening to his intuition gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart. One reviewer "was reminded of Coelho's Alchemist...", while another remarked that it was "beautifully written, full of important truths."

Photo of author Matthew Félix. Matthew Félix is author of the novel "A Voice Beyond Reason", the story of a young Spaniard’s spiritual awakening to his intuition. "I was reminded of Coelho's Alchemist" - Shaun Green (Amazon) Matthew's best-selling collection of Moroccan travel short stories, "With Open Arms", was described by one reviewer as “sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, but always entertaining,” and compared to the work of Bill Bryson. Adventure, spirituality, and humor infuse Matthew's work.                                                                                                                                                                    

When not working on writing projects or on the road, Matthew is likely to be found exploring the streets of San Francisco or hiking the trails of Northern California.