About

Writer: My name is Samuél Lopez-Barrantes. I was born in a theater commune in the South of France to a Spanish father and an American mother. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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

Teacher: I teach Anglophone literature and creative writing at the Sorbonne. I also give online lectures about the intellectual history of Paris. I hold an M.A. in European Society from University College London, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Tour Guide: I am a literary and historical tour guide of Paris, including Hemingway’s Paris & The Lost Generation (a recent Earful Tower with Oliver Gee episode suggests I may even have a direct line to Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 self); the Nazi Occupation of Paris; and the intellectual history of the Left Bank. I am available for private virtual seminars via Zoom for those interested in a more lecture-based introduction to Paris. Find out more here. For questions and bookings contact: slbfiction@gmail.com

Musician: I am a singer, pianist, and harmonica player in the indie rock band Slim & The Beast. I formed the band with my twin brother, singer/songwriter and graphic artist Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, and singer songwriter Aurelien Amzallag. In early 2020, we played to multiple sold out venues, including Paris’ Zenith arena. Though the 2020 tour was postponed, we will be back on the road in 2021.