I grew up in North Carolina and first moved to Paris in 2008, where I’ve lived for the better part of fourteen years as a writer, musician in the indie-pop band Slim and The Beast, and prolific worker of part-time jobs. Currently, I’m a literary tour guide and lecturer for Context Travel, an adjunct creative writing teacher at the Sorbonne, and a host of the Paris Writers’ Salon with the author John Baxter. I hold an MA in social theory from University College London and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. My debut novel, Slim and The Beast (2015), was a coming-of-age story about male intimacy, the pursuit of passion, and growing up in North Carolina. I recently finished a historical fiction about history, memory, and the Nazi Occupation of Poland; publication is forthcoming. I am building my own literary community on Substack, where I write weekly essays and fiction.
- Debut Novel : Slim and The Beast
- Online Lectures on Modern European History & Intellectual History
- Tall Tales, Essays, and Fragments from Paris: if not, Paris @ Substack
- Website: https://www.samuellopezbarrantes.com/