About the Author
RIAD SATTOUF is a bestselling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris. His autobiographical series The Arab of the Future has sold more than a million copies in France alone, won multiple prizes and been translated into sixteen languages. The Esther’s Notebooks series has sold over 900,000 copies, been adapted to a popular animated series and is being translated into eight languages. Riad was recently selected to become a member of the The Order of Arts and Letters, one of France’s highest honors.