Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Khaled Hosseini


The Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents celebrated fiction writer Khaled Hosseini. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hosseini's debut novel The Kite Runner became an international bestseller in 2003, spending more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained on the list for nearly a year.

Together, the two books sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and more than 38 million copies worldwide.

Hosseini comes to Houston to read from his third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, which Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calls "his most assured and emotionally gripping story yet."

In 2006 Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. He has also founded the Khaled Hosseini Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview and book sale and signing.



Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


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