Khaled Hosseini transported readers to his native Afghanistan with his best-selling novels “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He returns with a new novel, “And the Mountains Echoed.” Spanning over 50 years, the book portrays Afghanistan through the lens of a family coping with separation and tragedy. Hosseini joins us to discuss the book, as well as the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Khaled Hosseini, author of the bestsellers "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and his new novel, "And the Mountains Echoed;" he is also the former goodwill envoy to the United Nations refugee agency, and founder of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation

  • Beth Grant DeRoos

    Loved the Kite Runner. Has he by chance read A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar Omar, or Anna Badkhen’s book The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village?

    There are so many wonderful books by Afghanistan authors or about Afghanistan available today that I am sad that more people don’t know of the books.

  • FuddyDud

    How can Afghanistan have good authors and yet be the world supplier of heroin?

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