Nov 3, 2010 — Veteran short-story writer Alice Munro and novelist Elizabeth Kostova contemplate lovers and losers, while international human rights activist Greg Mortenson, comedian George Carlin, and musician and avant-garde icon Patti Smith reflect on their lives in new memoirs.
Sep 20, 2007 — Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel Kite Runner opens as a film in November. But it is already causing concern in Afghanistan and in Hollywood for its depiction of ethnic tensions in Afghanistan and harsh portrayal of life under the Taliban.
Aug 5, 2007 — When U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings gets time to read, she likes to escape reality. This summer, the former Texas education lobbyist is reading books that take her from the wilds of North Dakota to ashrams in India and islands in Indonesia.
May 22, 2007 — Khaled Hosseini's new book, the follow-up to The Kite Runner, the best-selling novel about Afghanistan, is called A Thousand Splendid Suns. The title comes from a 17th-century poem about Kabul.
Oct 29, 2005 — NPR listener Esmeralda says this novel capitvated her so much that she read it in one sitting: "At the end, I cried. I haven't been affected by a piece of writing in this manner in a very long time."
Aug 11, 2005 — The Kite Runner, the debut novel by Afghani-born physician and author Khaled Hosseini, has been on best-seller and book club lists for nearly a year. Writer Isabel Allende says the book — about a young man who returns to Afghanistan after a long absence — is "one of those unforgettable stories that stays with you for years."
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.