Khaled Hosseini

The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Khaled Hosseini

Date of birth: 4 March 1965

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father work as a diplomat took the family to Iran in 1970 and then to Paris in 1976. They became stuck in France due to the 1978 Saur Revolution in Afghanistan and in 1980 were granted political asylum in the USA. Despite not speaking any English when they moved, Khaled went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and became a practicing M.D.

He left medicine after the success of his debut novel, The Kite Runner , in 2003. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was similarly successful selling over a million copies in its first week on sale. His third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, was published in 2013 to equal critical and commercial success.

He currently lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

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From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care...
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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed (Paperback)

by Khaled Hosseini

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 10/10/2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To... Read more

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Paperback)

by Khaled Hosseini

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 12/01/2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager,... Read more

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The Kite Runner: Tenth Anniversary Edition

The Kite Runner: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

by Khaled Hosseini

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 21/05/2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But... Read more