Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini is a world-renowned bestselling author from Afghanistan. After the invasion of the Soviet Army, he and his family were granted political asylum in the United States, where he earned a medical degree. In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner (2003). He became immediately a global success, and his books have been published in over seventy countries. After being appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, Hosseini established The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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    By Herman Melville

    Recommended by: Khaled Hosseini
    Publish Date: 1851
    One of the literary masterpieces of modern literature, Moby-Dick is a tale of obsession, revenge, and the epic struggle between man and nature. As Ishmael boards the Pequod, he is unaware of the journey he is about to embark on, a…
  • Dear Life

    By Alice Munro

    Recommended by: Khaled Hosseini
    Publish Date: 2012
    This collection of stories by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro captures the essence of life through a series of chance encounters and twists of fate that beautifully illustrates how unordinary ordinary life can be.
  • Trick

    By Domenico Starnone

    Recommended by: Khaled Hosseini
    Publish Date: 2018
    Daniele Mallarico and his four-year-old grandson Mario find themselves having to spent 72 hours together in Daniele’s apartment in Naples. Against the backdrop of a city bursting with life but also violent, grandfather and grandson will engage in a battle…
  • Hamnet

    By Maggie O’Farrell

    Publish Date: 2020 Awards: 2021 British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year, 2020 Waterstones Book of the Year, 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction
    Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamnet is the story of a boy whose life has been forgotten, but whose name has echoed throughout the centuries as one of the greatest plays ever written. Reimagining the life of Hamnet Shakespeare,…


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