The daughter of a Russian photographer and a French art collector, Ann Scott was introduced to the power of aesthetics at a young age. At sixteen, she bolted from her childhood home and went to London, where she started her first punk band, playing drums. Two years later she stunned the world of haute couture as one of the first tattooed models in fashion history. In the end, Scott found her calling in literature. Her writing includes the cult novel Superstars (2000), a story set against the background of the rise of techno culture. At Crossing Border, the writer will talk (in French) about her seventh novel Cortex.