Khaled Hosseini

Author of A Thousand Splendid Suns and 10+ Books

Khaled Hosseini


Hosseini was born in 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hosseini and his family moved to Iran in 1970, where his father worked for the Afghan Embassy in Tehran. Hosseini's family returned to Kabul in 1973, and Hosseini's youngest brother was born in July of that year. Hosseini's father got a job in Paris, France in 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, and moved the family there. They were unable to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution i... n which the PDPA Communist Party seized power through a bloody coup d'état in April 1978. Instead, one year after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, they sought political asylum in the United States in 1980 and resided in San Jose, California. The concept for the foundation was inspired by Hosseini's trip to Afghanistan with UNHCR in 2007. He lives with his wife, Roya, and their two kids (Harris and Farah) in Northern California.READ MORE

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Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.

Man   Men   Woman   Women

For you, a thousand times over

I would give them (aspiring writers) the oldest advice in the craft: Read and write. Read a lot. Read new authors and established ones, read people whose work is in the same vein as yours and those whose genre is totally different. You've heard of chain-smokers. Writers, especially beginners, need to be chain-readers. And lastly, write every day. Write about things that get under your skin and keep you up at night.

There is a way to be good again...

That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms.

Contentment   Cring   Fables   Greed   Poverty   Sorrow   Tears   Wealth

sesuatu yang terjadi dalam beberapa hari, kadang-kadang bahkan dalam sehari, bisa mengubah keseluruhan jalan hidup seseorang.

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