Ann Scott

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Ann Scott
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Ann Scott, Paris, 2005
Born (1965-11-03) 3 November 1965 (age 48)
Paris, France
Occupation Novelist
Genres Fiction
Literary movement Postmodern

www.annscott.fr

Ann Scott (born 3 November 1965, Paris, France) is a French novelist. She is regarded as a social realist for her novels which paint detailed portraits of contemporary youth haunted by teenage boredom, drugs, materialism and sexual transgression. Her second novel Superstars has given her a cult status in France.[1]

Biography[edit]

She was born and raised in Paris, France. Her mother is a news photographer of Russian descent, and her father, a French businessman and art collector.

At age 16, she moved alone to London, England where she became a musician, playing drums with local punk bands. At 18, she turned to fashion modelling for three years and was one of the first tattooed fashion model to break through in prêt-à-porter and couture in the eighties.[2]

She is now a fiction writer and the author of six novels including Superstars which has become a cult novel translated in several countries. She also publishes short stories in magazines and co-wrote Paradize for French band Indochine for their album of the same title.

Personal life[edit]

She has been romantically involved with French singer Patrick Eudeline, guitarist Lenny Kaye and other musicians from the London 1980s rock scene. She is also known to have had bisexual affairs.[3] She dated French deejay Sextoy for three years, to whom she paid tribute after her death in her third book.

Before she became published, she shared a flat in Paris with French writer Virginie Despentes. She was close friends to Daul Kim and Lee Alexander McQueen and paid them tribute in the French magazine Libération.

Controversy[edit]

She was strongly rejected by a part of the French gay and lesbian community after declaring on the set of French TV show Nulle Part Ailleurs that she found homosexuality "immature":[4] "Being bisexual has often brought some kind of balance to my life, but having strict homosexual relationships led to pathological experiences for me".[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Published (in French) Original title
1996 Asphyxie
2000 Superstars
2002 Poussières d'anges
2004 Le pire des mondes
2005 Héroïne
2008 Les chewing gums ne sont pas biodégradables
2010 A la folle jeunesse

All titles in paperback by J’ai Lu publishers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Monde, 20 August 2001
  2. ^ Femme Actuelle, 2000
  3. ^ Buzz Littéraire
  4. ^ Nova, February 2001
  5. ^ Nulle Part Ailleurs, Canal Plus, 1 January 2001

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