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Riad Sattouf is a best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Libya and Syria and now lives in France. He studied applied art in Nantes and animation at the Gobelins School of the Image.

He is the author of thirty books, including The Arab of the Future series (more than 2.5 million copies sold around the world and translated in 23 countries) and The Esther's Notebooks series (more than 950,000 copies sold in France and translated in 10 countries).

Riad Sattouf is one of the few graphic novel authors to have won the Fauve d’or at the Angoulême festival twice (for Pascal Brutal 3 in 2010 and The Arab of the Future 1 in 2015).

He also directed the films The French Kissers (starring Vincent Lacoste) and Jacky in Women’s Kingdom (starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Vincent Lacoste).

Picture : Marie Rouge