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Pick Three: Khaled Hosseini

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Author Khaled Hosseini, who spent much of his childhood in Afghanistan, presents three Afghan songs from his childhood that still hold massive sway over him.

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'The Kite Runner' Author Khaled Hosseini; Angel Olsen; Phil Kline on 'Rite of Spring'

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In this episode: Khaled Hosseini is the bestselling author of "The Kite Runner” and the new novel “And the Mountains Echoed.” Tonight, Hosseini shares his favorite tracks by the late pop musician Ahmad Zahir -- often called “the Elvis of Afghanistan.” 

Plus: Last year the singer and songwriter, Angel Olsen, released her idiosyncratic debut, Half Way Home. She brings her powerful voice (which has been heard on multiple collaborations with another idiosyncratic singer, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) to the studio for a live performance.

And: Composer Phil Kline has been spending a lot of time with Igor Stravinsky’s famous work, The Rite of Spring, for an upcoming radio marathon on our sister station Q2 Music. He’ll give us a preview of some of his favorite interpretations of the work.

    Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoed

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Khaled Hosseini a goodwill envoy for UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) and author of the novel The Kite Runner, talks about his new book, And the Mountains Echoed.

    → Reading Tonight: Khaled Hosseini at Barnes & Noble Union Square | Tonight| More Information

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    Khaled Hosseini on Refugees in Afghanistan and Beyond

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, joining the 43 million refugees who are currently displaced around the world. Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” feels a particular kinship with these refugees. In 1980, when he was a teenager, he and his family were granted asylum in the U.S. when Afghanistan faced a different decade-long war with the Soviets.

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    Goodwill to All

    Thursday, December 04, 2008

    Khaled Hosseini, U.S. envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and author of A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, talks about his second novel and his work with the UNHCR in Afghanistan.

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    Goodwill to All

    Thursday, December 04, 2008

    Khaled Hosseini, author of two best-selling novels set in Afghanistan, talks about his role as a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Also, Fortune columnist and “Left, Right & Center” host Matt Miller explains how he “stopped worrying and learned to love trillion dollar deficits.”

    Following The Kite Runner

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007

    Khaled Hosseini follows his acclaimed debut The Kite Runner with another novel set in Afghanistan: A Thousand Splendid Suns.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is available for purchase at amazon.com

    Events: Khaled Hosseini will be reading and signing books
    Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm
    Union Square ...

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    Revealing Portraits

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007

    The African bureau chief of Toronto’s Globe & Mail tells us about writing 28 individual portraits of Africans living with HIV and AIDS. Then, Khaled Hosseini talks about the follow-up to his bestselling debut The Kite Runner. Later on, we re-examine Aaron Burr’s controversial legacy. And we ask whether environmental ...

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