Book Discussion on The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini discussed his novel The Kite Runner, published by Riverhead. It is the story of an Afghani man who came to America but… read more

Khaled Hosseini discussed his novel The Kite Runner, published by Riverhead. It is the story of an Afghani man who came to America but remained haunted by memories from his childhood in Kabul. Mr. Hosseini wrote about the lives of two boys growing up together in Kabul; one the privileged son of a wealthy businessman, the other the son of that businessman’s servant. The book explored the cultural and religious differences that divided the country and explained how the political and cultural landscape of the country has changed since then.

Mr. Hosseini talked about his life experiences and how they affected the writing of his books. He also responded to questions and comments submitted by members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Kite Runner

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2005

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  • Oct 08, 2005 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2005 | 12:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2005 | 1:51pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 2005 | 9:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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