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Marjane Satrapi
(b. 1969, Rasht, Iran)

Primary Works || Publishers || Other Information Sources 
Articles || Reviews || Interviews || News &c.

Primary Works - long form - English

Chicken with Plums. Pantheon, 2006. hardcover

Monsters are Afraid of the Moon. Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2006. hardcover

Embroideries. Pantheon, 2005.  hardcoverpaperback

Persepolis Vol 2. Pantheon, 2004. hardcover - paperback

Persepolis Vol 1. Pantheon, 2003. hardcoverpaperback

Reading Guides: Borders/Random House; NBCHS Book Club; Rasmussen College; Seattle Reads - with 75-minute video, 2 June 2006; Western Reads

Primary Works - short form - English

'When I was invited to speak at West Point...' New York Times (29 May 29 2005)

Women of Iraq. New York Times (13 March 2005)

Iranian-Americans: An Informal Poll. New Yorker (25 October 2004: 98)

Home, Sweet Home. New Yorker (1 September 2003: 132)

Primary Works - film

Persepolis (Sony Pictures Classics, 2007)


Patheon Graphic Novels: Marjane Satrapi  (also Pantheon's previous page, featuring more Internet resources; also Graphic Novels at Pantheon)

Other Information Sources

BDParadisio: Entry on Marjane Satrapi (en français) Marjane Satrapi On-Line - A wealth of resources

Complete Review: Entry on Persepolis's Comiclopedia: Entry on Marjane Satrapi

Read Yourself Raw: Profile of Marjane Satrapi

Steven Barclay Agency: Entry on Marjane Satrapi

Wikipedia (English): Entries on Marjane Satrapi, Persepolisl'Association ; see also graphic novels

Wikipedia (French): Entries on Marjane Satrapi, Persepolisl'Association ; see also bande dessinée


Carrier, Mélanie. 2004. Persepolis et les révolutions de Marjane Satrapi. Belphégor: Littérature Populaire et Culture Médiatique 4.1.

Chiu, Monica. 2008. "Sequencing and Contingent Individualism in the Graphic, Postcolonial Spaces of Satrapi's Persepolis and Okubo's Citizen 13660." English Language Notes 46.2 (Fall/Winter): 99-114

Chute, Hillary. 2008. "The Texture of Retracing in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis." Women's Studies Quarterly: 92+

Costantino, Manuela. 2008. "Marji: Popular Commix Heroine Breathing Life into the Writing of History." Canadian Review of American Studies/Revue canadienne d’etudes americaines 38.3: 489-447.

Davis, Rocío G. 2005. "A Graphic Self: Comics as Autobiography in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis." Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 27.3: 264-79.

Malek, Amy. 2006. "Memoir as Iranian exile cultural production: A case study of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis series." Iranian Studies 39.3: 353-380.

Naghibi, Nima and Andrew O’Malley. 2005. "Estranging the Familiar: 'East' and
'West' in Satrapi’s Persepolis." English Studies in Canada 31.2-3
(June/September): 223-248.

Quigley, Marian. [200x?] "Drawing on Experience: Animation as History in Persepolis." Screen Education 51: 62-66.

Tarlo, Emma. 2007. "Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: A Sartorial Review." Fashion Theory 11.2-3: 347-356.

Whitlock, Gillian. 2006. "Autographics: The Seeing "I" of the Comics." Modern Fiction Studies 52.4 (Winter): 965-979. 

Worth, Jennifer. 2007. "Unveiling: Persepolis* as Embodied Performance." Theatre Research International 32.2 (July): 143-160.


Arnold, Andrew. 2003. An Iranian Girlhood. TIME.comix

Arnold, Andrew. 2005. Stitchin' and Bitchin': TIME.comix on Marjane Satrapi's 'Embroideries'. TIME.comix

Buchanan, Kyle. 2008. "Biting Wit." Advocate (January 29): 57-58.

Cave, Rob. 2003. Review. NinthArt.

Clark, Mike. 2008. "New on DVD." USA Today, June 27: 2E.

Cuneen, Joseph and Kevin Doherty. 2008. "Women in Dangerous Places." National Catholic Reporter, February 8.

Donnelly, Daria. 2004. "Studies Abroad." Commonweal (April 23): 22-24.

Emerson, Gloria. 2003. "The Other Iran." The Nation (June 16): 11-12.

Gravett, Paul. 2003. Marjane Satrapi: First Person HistoryComics International 

Hadju, David. 2004. "Persian Miniatures." BookForum: The Review for Art, Fiction, & Culture 11.3: 32-35.

Hitchens, Christopher. 2006. "The Persian Version: Under the caked muck of theocracy in todays Iran, ancient and lovely literary springs still bubble." The Atlantic Monthly (July/August): 137-141.

Houlihan, Mary. 2003. Iranian girl's idealism faded with oppression; Graphic novel recounts changing attitudes through eyes of child. Chicago Sun-Times (26 August: 40)

Kienlen, Paul M. 2004a. [review.] Críticas (May/June): 71.

Kienlen, Paul M. 2004b. "Persepolis 2, Persepolis 3." Críticas (September/October): 58.

Notkin, Debbie. 2003. "Growing Up Graphic." The Women's Review of Books 20.9 (June): 8.

O'Connor, Anne-Marie. 2005. Unveiled, Unvarnished: In Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels, stereotypes unravel as Iranian women stand their ground. Los Angeles Times (20 November: E.1)

Olson, Ray. [review.] 2003. Booklist, May 1: 1564.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childood [review]. 2003. Library Journal, May 1: 99-100.

"Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood/Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return." 2008. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 47.7 (July): 839-840.

"Persepolls 1-3." 2004. Críticas (November/December): 16.

Prasch, Tom. 2007. "Persepolis (2007)." Film & History 38.2: 80-82.

Ruehlmann, Bill. 2003. With Stark Simplicity, Graphic Novel Depicts a Coming of Age in Iran. Virginian-Pilot (7 September: E4)

Travers, Peter. 2008. "Persepolis." Rolling Stone (January 24): 71.


"A Few of My Favorite Things." 2004. The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC radio. 8 September 2004. listen to Satrapi segment / listen to entire show

Diderich, Joelle. 2003. "Iranian shatters prejudice with comic strip." Reuters (August 17)

Goldberg, Michelle. 2005. "Freedom from writer's perspective; Author Marjane Satrapi captures personal side of Iran. Says U.S. government doesn't understand desire for democracy." Toronto Star (7 May): H.10.

Goldberg, Michelle. 2005. "Sexual Revolutionaries: 'Persepolis' author Marjane Satrapi talks about why Iranians don't think sex is sinful, the hypocrisy of American saber-rattling over Iran, and why George Bush and the mullahs are 'the same.'" (24 April).

Illustrator Marjane Satrapi2003. Fresh Air, WHYY (NPR). 2 June. listen

"Not So Black-and-White." 2008. Current Events / Weekly Reader, January 15. [read expanded interview]

Satrapi, Marjane. 2003. "Why I Wrote Persepolis." Writing! (November/December): 9-11.

The New Toons. 2005. To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio, August 21. listen

Tully, Annie. 2004. An Interview with Marjane SatrapiBookslut.

Weich, Paul. 2004. Marjane Satrapi Returns. Powell's Author Interviews.

News &c.

"A Page from Persepolis." 2004. Literary Cavalcade (May): 22.

Arnold, Andrew D., Toko Sekiguchi and Grant Rosenberg. 2005. Comic Book Heroes: How four daring young artists are shaking up the world of cartooning. Time

Gilbey, Ryan. 2008. "Children of the Revolution." New Statesman (April 28).

Kadivar, Daius. n.d. Catherine Deneuve and daughter Chiara Mastroiani to Star in Marjan Satrapi's animated film adaptation of Persepolis. Persian Mirror.

Malik, Asmaa. Getting back to Iran: Marjane Satrapi continues her tale into womanhood - Simple style better suited to her previous, younger narrator. Toronto Star (24 October 2004: D.13)

Maury, Laurel. Oh, so human. Los Angeles Times (22 May 2005: R.9)

McAlpin, Gordon. Stripped Books: Marjane Satrapi at Women and Children First. Bookslut (October 2004)

McDonald, Heidi. 2006. Satrapi co-directs PERSEPOLIS animated film. The Beat.

Reid, Calvin. 2008. "Anjali Singh: Rooting for good books—graphic or prose." Publishers Weekly.

Satrapi, Marjane. 2006. "Pages from Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return." Women's Studies Quarterly 34.1/2 (Spring/Summer): 129-132.

Schjeldahl, Peter. Words and Pictures: Graphic Novels Come of Age. The New Yorker (17 October 2005)

Tempesta, Erica. Convocation continues with Persepolis author: Satrapi discsses graphic bio. The Oberlin Review (14 October 2005)

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