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Khaled Hosseini

English Culminating Research Assignment

Christina Nguyen

on 24 April 2014

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Transcript of Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini
By: Christina Nguyen
Synopsis of
The Kite Runner

Timeline of Khaled Hosseini's Life
Style of Writing
Best known for his long fiction
Also writes articles, and has editorials.
“I’m not a big fan of hard-core literary fiction. I like stories. I grew up with stories, and stories are all it can write. I can’t write an amorphous plot.” (Conlogue)
“And the art of storytelling is endangered.” (Conlogue)
Purpose and Intent
It always starts with a very personal, intimate place, about human connections.
He allows people to realize the situation in Afghanistan
He wants his readers to learn the importance of family, love, friendship and faith
Approach to Writing
“Critics praised Hosseini’s ability to evoke emotion and render vivid scenes, painting a veritable world of which the reader can feel a part” (Bartley)
“...almost every page of this debut is not language, but the shimmer of life. There is no display in Hosseini’s writing, only expression” (Bartley)
Influences that Affect Hosseini's Writing
Khaled's memories of his childhood in Afghanistan
His trip to Chad to visit refugee camps
Khaled's journey back to Afghanistan
Does lots of humanitarian work with his foundation, and the UNHCR
Education, healthcare and security are important to Khaled
Honored for his reading and humanitarian work: UNHCR's humanitarian of the year
Time Magazine
put him on its 2008 list of most influential people
Has a foundation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan
March 1965
Khaled's birth in Kabul, Afghanistan
Practiced as a medical internist
The Kite Runner
was published
Khaled was named a "Goodwill Envoy" to UNHCR
A Thousand Splendid Suns
was published.
May 2013
And The Mountains Echoed
was published
Khaled Hosseini's
Fiction Novels
“An astonishing, powerful book.”
—Diane Sawyer
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A marvelous first novel… an incredible story of the culture. It’s an old-fashioned kind of novel that really sweeps you away.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis of
A Thousand Splendid Suns
“A stirring read . . . almost impossible to resist.”
—Entertainment Weekly
“Inspiring and heart-wrenching, the story delves into love, sacrifice and survival.”
—Family Circle
“The novel is beautifully written with descriptive details that will haunt you long after you finish reading it.”
—Dallas Morning News


Khaled Hosseini
Khaled's Influence on Society
Khaled's Influences
What makes this author worth reading?
“A few plot elements are buttoned down too explicitly (and implausibly) for the sake of an easy tug on the heartstrings."(Bartley)
"Still, Hosseini’s arrives with true force, and a gratifying acknowledgment of life’s reluctance to offer storybook endings.” (Bartley)
millions of books sold, readers learn about the haunting, yet moving stories of men and women in Afghanistan.

Created The Khaled Hosseini Foundation
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