Khaled Hosseini - Author of "The Kite Runner"

Dr. Khaled Hosseini

Goodwill Envoy, United Nations High Commission for Refugees; Founder and President, Khaled Hosseini Foundation; Author, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner: A Graphic Novel

In conversation with Mohammad Qayoumi, President, San Jose State University; Member, The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

Since the book's initial publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have been transformed by Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, an extraordinary heart-wrenching story of two boys coming of age in ravaged war-torn Afghanistan. Fresh on the heels of the book's release as a graphic novel, Hosseini will discuss his work and his personal foundation that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.    

Location: Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation

October 17, 2011