Best-Selling Author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner) Speaks
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The last date listed for Author Khaled Hosseini was Thursday July 5, 2007 / 7:00pm.
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Dr. Hosseini was a very good speaker and shared a perfect passage from his "1000 Splendid Suns" book. Since I had just completed the book, the story was fresh in my mind and it was interesting to hear how he made the 2 main characters come "to life". Nice to see his father in the audience and recognized in such a nice way. The moderator also was wonderful! Good evening!
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I did not expect a Q and A format for most of the event, but I enjoyed the presentation. The location was a bit confusing to find -- I was able to find the convention center, but from the outside (facing Great America Pkwy) it was hard to figure...continued
In one of the most anticipated novels of the year, best-selling author Khaled Hosseini chronicles forty-five years of Afghanistan’s volatile history in a deeply moving and compelling story of family, friendship, compassion, and love. Set in Hosseini’s native Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns depicts the country’s evolving ideas about women showcasing the people and culture of a country that has been thrust into the international spotlight. Hosseini’s first novel _The Kite Runner _spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list with the film version being released later this year. In 2006, he was named a US Envoy to UNHCR, The United Nations Refugee Agency.
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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.