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.

Matthew Félix is an author, podcast producer and host, and traveler. He has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years.

Adventure, humor, and spirituality infuse Matthew’s work, which often draws on his time living in Spain, France, and Turkey, as well as travels in over fifty countries.

Matthew’s debut novel, 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. Matthew's travel-story collection, With Open Arms, recounts his humorous and harrowing experiences on two trips to Morocco. The collection has topped the Amazon Africa category, as well as the Morocco one three times.

Stories from both With Open Arms and Matthew’s new collection received Gold honors in their respective categories of the 2018 Solas Awards. The latter, entitled Porcelain Travels, recounts Matthew’s experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers encountered on his travels. Porcelain Travels has been a number one bestseller in Amazon’s Travel Humor and Literary Travel categories, and is a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist (TBA 6/19). The collection received further recognition in the 2019 Solas Awards, where its stories received Gold, Silver, and Bronze honors. Matthew was also awarded the Silver Grand Prize for his story “The Citroën & the Pomegranate.”

Matthew’s weekly video podcast, Matthew Félix On Air, features “People who create. People who make a difference.” In addition to Matthew Félix On Air, Matthew has produced three podcasts based on his books and two others based on the radio program that later became his video show. He has appeared as a guest on several other podcasts, and has been a speaker and panelist at events for groups such as Litquake, Left Coast Writers, Book Passage, Bay Area Travel Writers, and more. Upcoming appearances include LitWings Paris, LitWings Sausalito, and the Stranger Than Fiction reading series, as well as a one-man show as part of San Francisco’s Marsh’s theater’s Monday Night Marsh (see clip below).

 
 

Porcelain Travels preview on MFOA podcast.

Porcelain Travels Live at the Marsh preview.

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.