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Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times." She is also the author of several children's books, "Embroideries," and the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, "Persepolis" and "Persepolis 2." "Persepolis" is currently being made into an animated feature film, cowritten and codirected by Satrapi, which will be distributed by Sony Picture Classics in 2007.


Praise for "Persepolis "and "Persepolis 2
"A mighty achievement [and] an inspiring coming-of-age story." --"USA Today
"Delectable . . . Dances with drama and insouciant wit." --"New York Times Book Review
"It is virtually impossible to read "Persepolis "without falling in love." --"Baltimore Sun "

"One of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day. [Satrapi's] is a voice calling out to the rest of us, reminding us to embrace this child's fervent desire that human dignity reign supreme." --"Los Angeles Times"
""Cause for celebration . . . Superb." --"Philadelphia Inquirer

""Delightful . . . It is our good fortune that Satrapi has never stopped visiting Iran in her mind." --"Newsweek"

Praise for "Embroideries
"Stories of sex, love and marriage, ranging from the disheartening to hysterically funny . . . "Embroideries "generates a flavorful mix of perspectives with engaging, fully fleshed-out characters." --"The Miami Herald
"Tantalizing . . . Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute." --"Elle

""As funny, opinionated, controversial, and surprising as any good comic or conversation should be." --""

"Subversive . . . Satrapi's book is a mocking rebuke to the cult of chastity, and a statement about the way human passions find their way around the most determined repression." --"Salon


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