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Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan (b.1965)

Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and his family received political asylum in the USA in 1980. He is a doctor and lives in California.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2008) : A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini recommends
Children of the Revolution (2007)
Dinaw Mengestu
"A rich and lyrical story... I was profoundly moved by this tale... With effortless prose, Mengestu makes us feel this tortured soul's longings, regrets, and in the end, his dreams of meaningful human connection."
Rostam (2007)
Abolqasem Ferdowsi
"Davis's wonderful translation will show Western readers why Ferdowsi's masterpiece is one of the most revered and most beloved classics in the Persian world."
The Witch's Trinity (2007)
Erika Mailman
"A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth."
The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008)
Steven Galloway
"Though the setting is the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, this gripping novel transcends time and place. It is a universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors."
One More Year (2008)
Sana Krasikov
"A brilliant new writer whose stories are populated by imperfect characters who always surprise and who are gloriously brought to life."
The Writing On My Forehead (2009)
Nafisa Haji
"A moving meditation on the meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind."
River of Words (2009)
James A Levine
"A deeply moving story and a searing reminder of the resilience of the human spirit."
Exult (2009)
Joe Quirk
"There is gusto in Exult. Quirk dares ask some of life's most fundamental questions: Why do we die, and after we are gone, will we have meant anything at all? How should we spend the time we have been given on this earth?"
The Patience Stone (2009)
Atiq Rahimi
"An important and courageous book."
An Isolated Incident (2017)
Soniah Kamal
"A wonderful novel...riveting and deeply engaging."
A Word for Love (2017)
Emily Robbins
"Robbins' melodic novel is story of war, family, language, but above all, a paean to unabashed, unbridled love."
Down and Across (2018)
Arvin Ahmadi
"Quirky and charming, wise and unpredictable."

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