September 23, 2013
7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)
Brown Theater, Wortham Center
501 Texas Avenue
Directions & Parking
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Presented in association with Houston Downtown Alliance. Promotional support provided by Asia Society Texas Center.
Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing.
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KHALED HOSSEINI’s debut novel, The Kite Runner, became an international bestseller, spending more than a hundred weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Publisher’s Weekly described it as "stunning ... an incisive, perceptive examination of recent Afghan history. ... It is rare that a book is at once so timely and of such high literary quality." His second novel A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remaining in that spot for 15 weeks and nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Together, the two books have sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and more than 38 million copies worldwide. Hosseini comes to Houston to read from his third novel And the Mountains Echoed, which Booklist calls “captivating and affecting .... A masterful and compassionate storyteller, Hosseini traces the traumas and scarring of tyranny, war, crime, lies, and illness in the intricately interconnected, heartbreaking, and transcendent lives of his vibrantly realized characters.” Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times says “it’s his most assured and emotionally gripping story yet.” Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hosseini moved to the United States with his family in 1980 and went on to train as a physician. In 2006, Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and he founded the Khaled Hosseini Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Khaled Hosseini's webpage
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation
New York Times Review of And the Mountains Echoed
The Atlantic explores the history behind And the Mountains Echoed
Q & A with Khaled Hosseini in the Sunday New York Times Book Review