Agnès C. Poirier was born in Paris and graduated from the Sorbonne and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po). She went to live in London in 1995, originally as a Ph.D. student at the London School of Economics. She's an independent writer for Le Nouvel Observateur and Le Monde, and her work in English has been featured in The Guardian, The Times and The Independent on Sunday. She also has been a correspondent for Marianne, La Vie and the Italian L'espresso. From 2001 to 2006, she was a political correspondent and film critic for Libération. She's also an advisor to the Cannes Film Festival on British films. She is a regular contributor to the BBC, Sky News, and Al Jazeera. Her first book was Les Nouveaux Anglais (2005), followed by Touché! A French Woman's Take on the English (2006), Le Modèle anglais, une illusion française (2007), and Les Pintades à Londres (2008).