Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, which has become a popular university textbook on film interpretation. He has also written a four-book fantasy series called The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia’s Colors. He speaks frequently at conferences, film festivals, universities, and churches on subjects such as film interpretation and moviegoing discernment; the power of fairy tales and fantasy; fiction writing; and the redemptive power of play.
He is also a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes regularly about art, faith, and culture for ImageJournal.org and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His writing on movies, music, and culture has been published in Paste, Salon, Books and Culture, Comment, Relevant, and Christianity Today (where his work as a film columnist for almost a decade earned him two awards). He grew up in Portland, Oregon, and lives with his wife Anne, a poet, in Shoreline, Washington.
Through a Screen Darkly (2007, Regal Books)
Auralia’s Colors (2007, WaterBrook Press)
Cyndere’s Midnight (2008, WaterBrook Press)
Raven’s Ladder (2009, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
The Ale Boy’s Feast (2010 WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
Photograph by Matthew Sumi