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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The Kite Runner
Amir is a young boy who likes running kites with Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. But neither of the boys can foresee what is soon to happen, an event that will change their lives forever. Told against the devastating backdrop of the recent history of Afghanistan, The Kite Runner is a tale of family, love, friendship and the healing power of redemption.Read more