Foreword INDIES Finalist

Author Matthew Félix's "Porcelain Travels" named a FINALIST in the Foreword INDIES 2018 book awards.

Excited to find out that Porcelain Travels 🌎🐥 is a FINALIST in the Foreword INDIES 2018 book awards!
From Foreword's site: "More than 2,000 entries spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country. The complete list of finalists can be found at: https://buff.ly/2HyVXIl Winners in each genre will be announced June 14, 2019."
Honored and grateful to be recognized! 🙏

"The Citroën" on Travelers' Tales

Author Matthew Felix won the 2019 Silver Grand Prize Solas Award for Best Travel Story of the Year and $750 for “The Citroen and the Pomegranate,” his engaging account of an astonishing set of coincidences on his travels from Istanbul to Barcelona to Hvar. Writer Matthew Félix’s new book Porcelain Travels also won three 2019 Solas Awards, stories from the collection receiving Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes in their respective categories.

Honored to have my story “The Citroën & the Pomegranate” featured as the Editors’ Choice on travelerstales.com.

“The Citroën & the Pomegranate” won the Silver Grand Prize for Travel Story of the Year - including the $750 cash award! - in the 2019 Solas Awards.

Silver Grand Prize Winner!

I could not be more honored or excited for stories from Porcelain Travels to receive three 2019 Solas Awards, each in their respective category!

I was also thrilled to discover I had also won the Silver Grand Prize - including a $750 cash award! - for my story “The Citroën & the Pomegranate.”

Thank you to Travelers’ Tales for sponsoring the awards, and congrats to all the other winners!

LitWings Paris Line-Up Announced!

Paris creatives! Save the date, event up soon ... mark your calendars: LitWings April 11, 8 pm at our very favorite cafe in Paris, La Caféothèque! Featuring the exciting and accomplished Ernest White II, Lone Mørch, Tony Alberto Rigettini, and Matthew Félix. See you there!

As I announced previously, I’m excited to be presenting Porcelain Travels at LitWings Paris in April.

The full line-up has just been announced, and is here.

Allons-y!

MFOA is Back!

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For my first show of 2019, I talked with Valerie Stimac about what “space tourism” encompasses, from happenings here on Earth (e.g., stargazing, watching rocket launches, and her experience at space camp!) to when we might be able to plan our next vacation on Mars (i.e., the latest on space-travel efforts underway by Branson, Musk, Bezos, and more). (More)

Porcelain Travels à Paris!

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It’s still a few months away, but I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at LitWings in Paris on April 11 at La Caféothèque! I’ll be talking about and reading from my new book Porcelain Travels! 🌎🐥
Other presenters include: Film/Docu-series creator Ernest White II; photographer Lone Morch; poet, writer, poetry brothel pimp, SpokenWord host Alberto Rigettini.
Can’t wait to get back to the City of Lights, where several of the stories in the book take place!
More details to follow…
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#1 Travel Humor & Literary Travel!

Author Matthew Felix's new book, Porcelain Travels, has gone to #1 in Amazon's Travel Humor and Literary Travel categories.

Excited and grateful to discover that my new book, Porcelain Travels, has gone to #1 in Kindle's Travel Humor and Literary Travel categories!
Many thanks to all of you who have purchased the book, left reviews, and helped spread the word. I really appreciate it! 🙏
Amazon: https://buff.ly/2Wkaahh

New Travel Podcast!

In February 2018, the Matthew Félix On Air video podcast began as an Internet radio program in downtown San Francisco. The Radio Episodes: Travelers on Travel podcast features segments from that radio show, in which author Matthew Felix talks travel with travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers.

In February 2018, the Matthew Félix On Air video podcast began as an Internet radio program in downtown San Francisco. The Radio Episodes: Travelers on Travel podcast features segments from that radio show, in which I talk travel with travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers, from tales of their adventures to their creative endeavors to their thoughts about and insights into travel itself. Listen here.

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