"Kite Runner" Author Visits Fairfield

Best selling author coming to Fairfield University to talk about Afghanistan and its people.

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    18) "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Author Khaled Hosseini and director Marc Forster attend the premiere of Paramount Vantage's 'The Kite Runner' Dec. 4, 2007, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

    Khaled Hosseini's book has been on the best-seller list and turned into a hit movie. Now the author of “The Kite Runner” is coming to Connecticut to talk about the book. 

    Khaled Hosseini will be Fairfield University tonight for the school’s Open VISIONS Forum, which is designed to bring pivotal writers, thinkers and political figures to Fairfield County, The Hour reports.
     
    “The Kite Runner” tells the story of Amir, a young boy from Afghanistan who betrayed his best friend, and lives in regret.
     
    Hosseini was born in Afghanistan in 1965. In 1976, his family moved to Paris. They wanted to move back to Kabul, but the Soviet Army had invaded the country. So in 1980, the family was granted political asylum and settled in California.
     
    Hosseini was a doctor before becoming a writer.
     
    The Hour interviewed Hosseini and asked him what he wants people in the United States to know about the Afghan people. Most Afghans simply want to live their lives in peace, he said.
     
    “Security is worse than ever. … They don’t want to be known for refugees, more than anything they want peace,” Hosseini told the Hour.
     
    The forum is Thursday at 8 p.m. at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It costs $45 to attend. You can purchase tickets at the box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-278-7396.