Marjane Satrapi

All about the author of the graphic novel Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran in a middle class family. It is auto biographical novel that depicted her experience during and after the Islamic Revolution.

Publication and Reception

The novel Persepolis was originally published between 2000-2004 in two four different parts in French. While in English it was published in two different parts in 2003-2004. The graphic novel was well received and it was even adapted into an animated film.


Depict her childhood and her experiences during the Islamic Revolution to the world. Therefore people can better understand what it was like to live during this Revolution.

Distinguishing Techniques as an Author

Simplistic language, uses humor and filled with black and white images that help with the understanding of the novel.