Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, was born on 4 March, 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan. All three of his published books are set (or at least, partly) in his home country. Moving around a lot in his youth, Khaled lived in Iran, Paris and Afghanistan before his family eventually settled in California, where he still lives to this day.
After graduating from university, Khaled Hosseini worked as a doctor up until his debut novel, The Kite Runner, was published in 2003. Having spent 101 weeks in the New York Times Bestseller list, it was adapted into a successful film by Quantum of Solace and Monster’s Ball director Marc Forster in 2007. Khaled followed the success of his debut up with 2007’s A Thousand Splendid Suns and 2013’s And the Mountains Echoed.