Hosseini-was-born-in-Kabul,-Afghanistan,-in-1965.-In-1970-Hosseini-and-his-family-moved-to-Iran-where-his-father-worked-for-the-Embassy-of-Afghanistan-in-Tehran.-In-1973-Hosseini’s-family-returned-to-Kabul,-and-Hosseini’s-youngest-brother-was-born-in-July-of-that-year.
In-1976,-when-Hosseini-was-11-years-old,-Hosseini’s-father-obtained-a-job-in-Paris,-France,-and-moved-the-family-there.-They-were-unable-to-return-to-Afghanistan-because-of-the-Saur-Revolution-in-which-the-PDPA-communist-party-seized-power-through-a-bloody-coup-in-April-1978.-Instead,-a-year-after-the-Soviet-invasion-of-Afghanistan,-in-1980-they-sought-political-asylum-in-the-United-States-and-made-their-residence-in-San-Jose,-California.
Hosseini-graduated-from-Independence-High-School-in-San-Jose-in-1984-and-enrolled-at-Santa-Clara-University,-where-he-earned-a-bachelor’s-degree-in-biology-in-1988.-The-following-year,-he-entered-the-University-of-California,-San-Diego,-School-of-Medicine,-where-he-earned-his-M.D.-in-1993.-He-completed-his-residency-in-internal-medicine-at-Cedars-Sinai-Medical-Center-in-Los-Angeles-in-1996.-He-practiced-medicine-for-over-ten-years,-until-a-year-and-a-half-after-the-release-of-The-Kite-Runner.
Hosseini-is-currently-a-Goodwill-Envoy-for-the-United-Nations-High-Commissioner-for-Refugees-(UNHCR).-He-has-been-working-to-provide-humanitarian-assistance-in-Afghanistan-through-the-Khaled-Hosseini-Foundation.-The-concept-for-the-foundation-was-inspired-by-the-trip-to-Afghanistan-that-Hosseini-made-in-2007-with-UNHCR.
He-lives-in-Northern-California-with-his-wife,-Roya,-and-their-two-children-(Harris-and-Farah).

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year-old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam’s unhappy household. Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.

     

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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one…Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Abdullah, Pari – as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named – is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection.

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  • Sea Prayer

    A short, powerful, illustrated book written by Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city’s swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

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  • The Kite Runner

    1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what would happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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