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“Kite Runner” Author Discusses Afghan Culture in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Afghan-American novelist Khaled Hosseini won critical and popular acclaim in 2003 for his book “The Kite Runner.” His latest novel is called “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and it’s also set in Afghan

“Kite Runner” Author Discusses Afghan Culture in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Alison St John (Guest Host): Afghanistan crops up in the news a lot, thousands of American soldiers are deployed there, and yet the culture remains something of a mystery to many of us. Khaled Hosseini 's (pitcured) new novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, takes us into the lives of two Afghan women, from very different backgrounds, who both find themselves, through twists of fate and the horrors of war, married to the same abusive husband. The plot is heart wrenching, but the connection between the two women carries us through a story that reveals much about what's been going on in Afghanistan over the last 30 years.

Khaled Hosseini will be signing copies of his book tomorrow night (Friday, June 20 th ) at The Bishop's School at 7:30 p.m.


  • Khaled Hosseini , author of the acclaimed international bestseller, The Kite Runner . His new book, also set in Afghanistan, is A Thousand Splendid Suns .