Samuél Lopez-Barrantes is a writer, musician, and tour guide based in Paris.


Samuél’s first novel, Slim and The Beast (2015) was a coming-of-age story about the pursuit of passion and brotherhood. He is currently finishing a novel about history and memory based in Nazi Occupied Poland. He is also an editor, translator, and creator on Patreon.

Samuél teaches Anglophone literature and creative writing at the Sorbonne. He holds a B.A. in European Studies from the University of Vermont, an M.A. in European Society from University College London, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Tour Guide

Samuél is a specialist literary and historical tour guide of Paris. He focuses on Hemingway’s Paris & The Lost Generation; the Nazi Occupation of Paris; and the intellectual history of the Latin Quarter (the Enlightenment / Modernism / Existentialism). A recent Earful Tower with Oliver Gee episode suggests Samuél may even have a direct line to Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 self. Contact him here for questions and bookings: slbfiction@gmail.com


Samuél is a singer, keyboardist, and harmonica player in the indie pop trio Slim & The Beast. He formed the band with his twin brother, singer/songwriter and graphic artist Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, and singer songwriter Aurelien Amzallag.

Slim & The Beast has played to sold out venues throughout France, including Paris’ Zenith arena. They will be on tour with Caravan Palace in the fall of 2020.