Born in San Diego (USA), Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University in 1997 and spent one year at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). He pursued public service in Boston, New Orleans, and New York, and upon earning a Master of Public Administration from NYU in 2001 he traveled around the world for a year to meet the people he hoped to one day represent. In 2003 he was working at the Claims Conference when he decided to move to San Francisco in pursuit of a backdoor option to public office: writing fiction. Some years later he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, produced his first book, and married a Parisienne. Since 2010 he is based in Paris where he has worked for years presenting and developing many different walks while holding on to the writer's dream and founding the Yefe Nof Residency in Lake Arrowhead, California. He specializes in the craft of writing and has a strong education in both the literary works of canonized and contemporary fiction writers and poets and the inner workings of cities, which has amply equipped him to tell his narratives as experiences.
Samuél is a novelist and musician who has lived in Paris since 2010. He holds a B.A. in European Studies from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in European Society from University College London. His MA dissertation, "The Humanness of Cruelty," was a study of psychoanalytic theory and modern European history that sought to better understand the psychology of fascism and genocide. In 2015, Samuél published his debut novel, Slim and The Beast (Inkshares Press), a coming-of-age story about the pursuit of passion and brotherhood. Samuél teaches Anglophone literature and creative writing at Paris’ Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III. He is also a 2020 MFA candidate in creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Samuél's folk-rock band, Slim & The Beast, a trio that includes his twin brother, is available to stream on all music platforms and YouTube. Their self-titled EP (October, 2019 release) has already caught the attention of Rolling Stone France.
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Bateau Lavoir, Place du Tertre, Saint Pierre de Montmartre, and Sacré-Coeur
Palais Royal, Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, and Rue Saint-Honoré