Ann Scott

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Ann Scott
Born (1965-11-03) 3 November 1965 (age 52)
Paris, France
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fiction
Literary movement Postmodern
Website
www.annscott.fr

Ann Scott (born 3 November 1965 in Paris, France) is a French novelist. She is regarded as a social realist for her novels which paint portraits of contemporary youth and 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 photographer of Russian descent, and her father, a French businessman and art collector.

At age 16, she left home and moved 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 eight novels including Superstars which has become a cult novel translated in several countries. She co-wrote Paradize for French band Indochine for their album of the same title which sold over a million copies in France.

Her last novel Cortex depicts a domestic terrorist attack in Los Angeles and parts ways with her previous themes.

Personal life[edit]

She has been romantically involved with several rock musicians and 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
2017 Cortex

All titles in paperback by J’ai Lu publishers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Monde, 20 August 2001
  2. ^ Femme Actuelle, 2000 Archived 30 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Buzz Littéraire
  4. ^ Nova, February 2001
  5. ^ Nulle Part Ailleurs, Canal Plus, 1 January 2001

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