Khaled Hosseini was born March 4, 1965, in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is a citizen of the United States, where he has lived since he was fifteen years old and is a novelist and physician. His 2003 debut novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, with the paperback spending 101 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2007, it was followed by A Thousand Splendid Suns, which spent 21 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list for paperback fiction. The two novels have sold more than 38 million copies internationally.
“I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing. My earlier novels were at heart tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other. I am thrilled at the chance to share this book with my readers.”