The Biography of Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965. His father was a diplomat with the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother was a teacher who taught history and the language of Farsi at a large high school in Kabul. The Hosseini family was relocated to Paris by the Afghan Foreign Ministry. They were ready to return to Kabul in 1980, but by then Afghanistan had already witnessed a bloody invasion of the Soviet army. They were granted a political asylum in the United States. The Hosseini family lived in California. Khaled Hosseini graduated from high school in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University. He earned a degree in Biology in 1988. The next year, he entered the University of California-San Diego’s School of Medicine and earned a Medical Degree in 1993. While he was in medical practice, Khaled Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, in March of 2001. In 2003, The Kite Runner, was published and has become an international bestseller. The book was published in 48 countries. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was published in May of 2007. Currently, Hosseini resides in Northern California.

An Entry Done by Sagal Osman

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