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Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns at ACT: Gripping Drama Burdened by an Overload of Detail

Leo Stutzin | Posted 02.13.2017 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

A proposal of marriage in desperate times: Rasheed (Haysam Kadri) and Laila (Nadine Malouf); his first wife, Mariam (Kate Rigg) watches. Photos by Ke...

10 Cross-Cultural Novels That Illuminate the World We Live In

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

This beautifully crafted work from literary luminary Zadie Smith explores the story of an interracial family whose misadventures in the culture wars on both sides of the Atlantic skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.

They Shot the Wrong Girl Says Malala's Favorite Author, Khaled Hosseini

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Alison van Diggelen

On Friday, she joined her favorite author, Khaled Hosseini (of Kite Runner fame) at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, for a hard hitting conversation about Islam, violence and her dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Banning Books in the 21st Century

Steven Petite | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

Literature is a wonderful and integral part of the human experience. Books have the power to teach us about ourselves and the world around us. They can open up doors to new ideas, new outlooks, and fresh experiences.

Khaled Hosseini on Workshops, Editors, and Calling Yourself a Writer

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.13.2013 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We first met Khaled Hosseini when I joined the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Listening to him read his work week after week, it was clear he was a writer of amazing talent. He has a new book out, And the Mountains Echoed, so we thought we'd pick his brain about the writing life.

The Common Core and National Security

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Tampio

One consequence of the Common Core is that students may not be as prepared to imagine threats to national security as well as how to make peace with peoples around the globe.

WATCH: Author Khaled Hosseini On Dealing With The Taliban

Posted 06.20.2013 | Home

Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner and And The Mountains Echoed, came into HuffPost Live to talk about growing up in Afghanistan, and wher...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 23: The Wednesday Sisters

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 08.09.2013 | Home
Catherine McKenzie

For week 23 of 52 books in 52 weeks I read The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton, a bestseller that was originally released in 2009, which tells the story of five women who meet in the sixties and form a writing club and, eventually, deep ties of friendship.

For Afghanistan With Love: An Interview With Khaled Hosseini

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

Emotional intensity and hardship are hallmarks of Khaled Hosseini's novels of Afghanistan, and his third novel, And the Mountains Echoed is no exception.

Khaled Hosseini on And the Mountains Echoed

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.21.2013 | Home
Lois Alter Mark

Get ready to take the day off from work tomorrow because Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, is coming out and, believe me, once you start it, you're not going to want to do anything but read.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.20.2013 | Home

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Riverhead, $28.95 What is it about? A multi-generational novel about an Afghan family, the plot is ha...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.19.2013 | Home

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, waking up in an asylum, the randy side of WWII, and an electrifying, true plane crash story. Plus: ...

The Surprising Non-Literary Jobs of Some Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

It's no shock when novelists work as journalists or professors before, during, or after their book-producing years. But some famous writers have held rather unusual non-literary jobs.

The Year of Reading Communally

Dave Astor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

My first "HuffPost Books" piece was posted a year ago this month, and I'd like to use that trivial anniversary to thank commenters for introducing me to many authors and novels I had never read before.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Sexy, Responsible, Heart-Throbbing Book Heroes

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Could it be possible that our lust for the bad boys begins the night we aim our reading flashlights on Rhett Butler and his ilk? How about the other side? How many of them do we worship?

The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

The Beauty We Fear Part 3: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.

'Kite Runner' Author On 'Reality' Of Muslim Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a storyteller who must get inside all his characters' heads, Khaled Hosseini can understand the post-9/11 fear of and antagonism toward Muslims rep...

Twelve Steps To Equality

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Much like addicts talk their way to recovery, so should women gather and speak about empowerment For six years now, I've had the privilege of attendi...

Apologies to Pearl S. Buck

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Celeste Ng

Last weekend was Chinese New Year, a time when many people are introduced to bits of Chinese culture. So I have to make this confession: I hate The Good Earth.

A Renewed Global Commitment to Afghan Refugees

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khaled Hosseini

I hope Obama's renewed commitment to Afghanistan extends far beyond the mere bolstering of coalition forces. What the Afghan people need is international attention to serious failures in the civil sector.

"Kite Runner" Author Blasts McCain, Palin: They Lack "Moral Courage"

Washington Post | Khaled Hosseini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I prefer to discuss politics through my novels, but I am truly dismayed these days. Twice last week alone, speakers at McCain-Palin rallies have refer...

In Honor of The Annapolis, Md. Middle East Peace Talks: A Short Viewing/Reading List

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paige Donner

The Sirens of Baghdad I read in one sitting. I could not put this book down. It is not harsh in a way that watching images of war on CNN are harsh. But it is painful in a way that impels you to ask, But wait! Aren't we all human?

"The Kite Runner" Movie: "A Compelling And Uplifting Tale"

USA Today | Claudia Puig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Kite Runner soars with emotion and sensitivity. Khaled Hosseini's epic novel of fathers and sons is capably adapted by director Marc Forster into...