Chicken with Plums

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Chicken with Plums
Date 2006
Page count 96 pages
Creative team
Creator Marjane Satrapi
Original publication
Published in Poulet aux prunes
Date of publication 2004
Language French
ISBN 2-84414-159-5
Publisher Pantheon Books
Date 2006
ISBN 0375424156

Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes in the original French version) is a 2004 graphic novel by Iranian author Marjane Satrapi.


The book narrates the last eight days of the life of Nasser Ali Khan, a relative of Satrapi's, in November 1958 in Tehran.

Publication history[edit]

The original French-language version was published in France in 2004 and the English version was translated and published by Pantheon Books in 2006 (ISBN 0375424156), followed by a softcover version in 2009 (ISBN 0375714758).


Chicken with Plums won the Best Album Award (Prix du Meilleur Album) at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2005.

Film adaptation[edit]

Satrapi directed a film based on the comic, which debuted at the La Pate theatre in France on October 26, 2011.