TITLE: Khaled Hosseini: 2006 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Khaled Hosseini
EVENT DATE: 09/30/2006
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Khaled Hosseini speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: As a fourth grader, Khaled Hosseini was already reading Persian poetry as well as Farsi translations of novels ranging from "Alice in Wonderland" to Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" series. His debut novel, "The Kite Runner"(Penguin, 2003), has stayed on best-seller, book club and community-wide reading lists since its publication. In one of the first Afghan novels to be written in English, he draws on his personal experiences as a child in Afghanistan. He is now a physician living in California.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2006