About the Author
Christopher Kelleher lives with his wife and two daughters in Portland, Oregon. His fiction blends psychological depth with evocations of wonder—a revitalized form of magical realism. Beheld: A Novel of Masalay is his first novel.
Social struggle and moral complexity are essential elements of his work. As is religion, which has fascinated Kelleher since the day his secular parents enrolled him in an Armenian Catholic school. To explain Christianity to himself, he developed elaborate stories about God. The stories have evolved, but he writes today with the same intrepid curiosity.
Kelleher is a distinctly cinematic writer who imbues his work with poignant sensory detail. For Beheld, he drew inspiration from films that unite psychological realism with subtle magic — films like Persona, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the Three Colors trilogy. Kelleher’s most recent project is a world tour through cinema – watching and commenting on 100 foreign films in 100 days (feedmesubtitles.com).