Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novels “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” have transformed the understanding of Afghanistan and its history for millions of readers. His riveting and heart-wrenching tales capture everyday Afghans’ struggles to raise families and find happiness while facing violent political upheavals, devastating wars and entrenched inequity. Born in Kabul in 1965, Hosseini’s family sought political asylum in the United States in 1980 during the Soviet invasion. This much-loved author discusses his life, work and insights on Afghanistan’s people and future.
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