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Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Iran in a progressive family and now lives in Paris. In 2000, she started writing Persepolis, an autobiographical comic strip where she describes her childhood in Iran and her teenage years in Europe and which was highly acclaimed (award in Angoulême, "Comic strip of the Year" award at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2004). More than 400 000 copies of the four volumes have been sold in France and more than one million in the whole world (especially in the United States). Persepolis was translated into twenty languages. In 2007, Satrapi adapted Persepolis for the big screen in collaboration with Vincent Parronaud. This movie was a great success, received the Jury's award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival and has now been presented in numerous international festivals. Marjane Satrapi has also written Broderies (2003) and Poulet aux Prunes (Best Comic strip award in Angoulême in 2005).

Marjane Satrapi: Drawing a Life: Biography and the Graphic Novel