Christoph Keller believes that everyone should not only know what it’s like to live with a disability, but should simply know how to live. Keller knows this very well, because he not only lives his life to its fullest, but he does it while living with an incurable disease.
Born in 1963, Keller was raised in St. Gallen, Switzerland. At the age of fourteen, Keller was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, an incurable degenerative disease which later forced him into a wheelchair. Keller broke out from his restricted world, overcoming his illness and his alcoholic father, to discover the world on wheels. From 1984 to 1991, Keller studied at universities in both Geneva and Konstanz, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Arts. Keller is the author of several novels, narrations, and plays. He currently lives in New York with his wife Jan.