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Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novelist
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Net worth 2018: $185 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Rasht
BirthDay: 22 November 1969
Height: 1.68 m
Education: Lycée Français de Vienne, Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch

Marjane Satrapi was bornon 22 November 1969 in Rasht, French, Iranian, is Graphic Novelist. Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French woman, best known for her work as a graphic novelist. She also works as an illustrator, film director and children’s book author. Many of Satrapi’s most celebrated works are largely autobiographical graphic novels. These graphic novels have been widely credited, not solely for their storytelling, but also for the effects they have had in deepening her readers’ knowledge of recent Iranian history. Through film adaptations, her works and her account of late 20th century Iranian history have found even wider audiences, finding substantial critical and box office success worldwide. Satrapi’s works largely focus on her own life and the lives of her family members, taking place both in Iran and in Europe, where she currently lives. Satrapi also works in filmmaking, collaborating in the writing and directing of several films. Her work in film began when she collaborated on the adaptation of one of her own graphic novels into an award-winning film. Much of Satrapi’s early personal life is well-known to her readers, given the emotionally affecting and detailed first-person perspective of her best-known work, ‘Persepolis.’ In addition to details about her own coming-of-age story, Satrapi recounts major historical events from a highly personal perspective.


$185 Million


These include: 'Chicken with Plums' (2011) (co-written and co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud), 'Gang of the Jotas' (film) (2012) (director) and 'The Voices' (2014) (director)


It was published first in French and later in English, with a re-issue in 2007 as a single-volume edition


Between 2005 and 2006, Satrapi published English-language versions of ‘Les monstres n’aiment pas la lune’, ‘Broderies’ and ‘Poulet aux Prunes’ as ‘Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon’, ‘Embroideries’ and ‘Chicken with Plums’


In 2004, Satrapi wrote two graphic novels: ‘Le Soupir’ and ‘Poulet aux Prunes’, the latter of which she would make into a film seven years later


In 2003, Satrapi published her graphic novel ‘Broderies’ in French; it’s a shorter novel than ‘Persepolis’, which focuses on Satrapi’s grandmother, who also appears in the ‘Persepolis’ books


In 2001, Satrapi wrote several graphic novels in collaboration with other French graphic novelists


Between 2000 and 2004, Satrapi wrote and published an additional three volumes of the ‘Persepolis’ story in French


In 1991, at the age of 22, Satrapi married a student named Reza, who is also identified in her autobiographical novels as a veteran of the Iran-Iraq War


In 1983, when Satrapi was a teenager, her parents sent her to Vienna, Austria, to study at the Lycée Français de Vienne


Marjane Satrapi was born on November 22, 1969, in a middle-class family, in Rascht, Iran

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