BiographyBiography Name : Khaled Hosseini Born : March 4, 1965Kabul, Afghanistan Occupation : Novelist, physician Period : 2003 - present Genres : Fiction Nationality : American
Cont’d His father was a diplomat with the Afghan ForeignMinistry. His mother was a Farsi and History teacherin Kabul. He graduated from the University ofCalifornia-San Diego’s School of Medicine,in 1993. He is married to Roya and has two children
Cont’dHosseini with Royahis WifeHosseini’s Foundation
WORKSWORKS The Kite Runner waspublished, with littlepublicity, in 2003. The Kite Runner has soldmore than 12 millioncopies, with editionspublished in more than 40languages. The Kite Runner has beenadapted into a film of thesame name released inDecember, 2007
WORKSWORKSA Thousand SplendidSuns was released byRiverhead Books onMay 22, 2007. A Thousand SplendidSuns has sold morethan has sold 4 millioncopies in the U.S.
ACHIEVEMENTSACHIEVEMENTS♠ Dr. Khaled Hosseini, was one of the years honorees of 47thAnnualInternational Achievement Summit 2008.♠ His Novel The Kite Runner received the South African Boeke Prizein 2004.♠ The Kite Runner was given its southwest premiere on stage at theArizona Theatre Company in September-October of 2009.♠ The Kite Runner, has become an international publishingphenomenon and a modern classic.♠ A Thousand Splendid Suns has become One of the most sensationalliterary events of the year 2007.♠ A Thousand Splendid Suns also stands for 103 weeks on the NewYork Times bestseller list.
VALUESVALUESFrom Hosseini’s quotes;“there is a way to be good again"-Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)"Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)… I Learnt that no matter what you do, you alwayshave the option ofdoing good, and if you are willing to do somethingright, you have toface the reality with your own strength.