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 graphic novel by Iranian author Marjane Satrapi. The original French-language version was published in France in 2004, and the English version was translated and published by Pantheon Books in 2006.

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

In October 26, 2011 in La Pate theatre in France, a film based on the comic was released.

Publication history[edit]

Pantheon Books published a hardcover volume 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.