The Common Reading Experience 2008-2009

Author: Marjane Satrapi

"I am against fundamentalism. I am not against any religion, Islam, Judaism, Christianity etc. It is the use of an ideology to kill people that I am against." - Marjane Satrapi

Author, Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi
Photo © 2004 Maria Ortis

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. In addition to the Persepolis series, she is also the author of Embroideries, Chicken and Plums as well as several children’s books.

— Pantheon Books

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Marjane Satrapi Trivia: She speaks 6 languages - Farsi, French, German, English, Swedish, and Italian.

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