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Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi was born 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, the memoir Embroideries , and the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2 . She co-wrote and co-directed the Academy Award-nominated animated film version of Persepolis.