Born in 1977 in Alsace, Nicolas Wild is a former student of the renowned illustration workshop at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. He is the author of several graphic novels, including Le Voeu (The Vow), which he co-wrote with Marc Boulet and Lucy Albon, and a series of comic strips titled Le Bourreau (The Executioner). In 2005, he traveled to Afghanistan on an assignment to design an illustrated adaptation of the Afghan constitution, and stayed in the country to work on various other illustration projects. He recounts his life as an expatriate in the Middle East in the critically acclaimed books of graphic reportage, Kabul Disco: How I Wasn't Kidnapped in Afghanistan and How I Did Not Become an Opium Addict in Afghanistan. Wild’s interest in the Persian-speaking world led him to write Thus Zarathustra Fell Silent in 2013. He lives in France.