Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration. She has written several children's books and her commentary and illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning graphic novel autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2, also a major international motion picture. Her latest project sees her directing Radioactive, a production based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss, 'Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout'. She currently lives in Paris.