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Agnes Poirier

French born Agnès Poirier started writing as an independent journalist for Le Monde (1996) and then for Le Figaro as UK arts correspondent (1997-2001). Between 2001 and 2006, she was a political correspondent and film critic for Libération.

Today, she is a correspondent for French and Italian weeklies Marianne, La Vie, L'Espresso and a regular contributor to the BBC, Channel 4 (100 Greatest Movie Moments), Channel 5 and Al Jazeera on French politics and films. ACP is also a regular commentator for The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday, The New Statesman and The Observer.

Agnès Poirier is an independent adviser on British films for the Cannes Film Festival and a producer for Radio France (France Musiques) of special series about cinema.

Her first book, Les Nouveaux Anglais, came out in France in April 2005 (Alvik), followed by Touché! A French woman's take on the English published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Her latest essays in French Le modèle anglais: une illusion française, an antidote to Sarkozy's politics, was released in France by Alvik at the end of 2006, closely followed by the lighter Les Pintades à Londres published with Luc Jacob Duvernet.

ACP is a graduate from the Sorbonne, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and a former PhD student at the London School of Economics.

Her literary agent is Simon Trewin at WME (London).

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