Khaled Hosseini (1965- ) is an acclaimed Afghan-American writer of three novels and an illustrated book. His novels –

The Kite Runner


A Thousand Splendid Suns

(2007) as well as

And the Mountains Echoed

(2013) – examine the human dimensions of Afghanistan’s historical and geopolitical conflicts.

Sea Prayer

(2018), Hosseini’s fourth book, an illustrated volume, turns an intimate gaze on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Born in Kabul on 4 March 1965, Hosseini spent his childhood in the affluent neighbourhood of Wazir Akbar Khan. His parents originated from Afghanistan’s Herat province and settled in Kabul, which was then a peaceful, cosmopolitan city. His father, Nasser Hosseini, was a diplomat of Tajik origin who worked for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nasser’s

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Citation: Kehar, Taha. "Khaled Hosseini". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 August 2023 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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