Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.
Born in Rasht, Iran in 1969, she studied visual communication and eventually obtained a master's degree from Islamic Azad University in Tehran.
She writes novels and has also contributed to the Op-Ed section of The New York Times.
She is also a member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
Her work includes:
Chicken with Plums
Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon
Chicken with Plums (2011)
Gang of the Jotas (2012)
The Voices (2014)
Marjane Satrapi was awarded numerous prizes including the Angoulême Coup de Coeur Award for Persepolis (2001), the Angoulême Prize for Scenario for Persepolis (2002), the Angoulême Best Comic Book Award for Poulet aux prunes (2005), the Jury Prize for Persepolis (tied with Silent Light) Cannes Film Festival (2007), Best Animation: Los Angeles Film Critics Association (2007), Cinema for Peace Award for "Most Valuable Movie of the Year" (2008), Gat Perich Award (2008), Doctor honoris causa both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain from Belgium (2009), Noor Iranian Film Festival award for Best Animation Director, for Chicken with Plums (2013).
Credit photo: Ouest-France