The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
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Not the most adventurous interview, but Hosseini does talk about the intersections between fact and fiction.
Hosseini lists his favorite books and movies. (And surprise, surprise: he does like Westerns.)
Hosseini writes about returning to Afghanistan in 2003.
The culture critic of Slate casts a critical eye on the novel.
Hosseini talks about the future of Afghanistan.
Not much of substance here except Stephen Colbert's description of book clubs.
Hosseini talks about his craft. Plus, there's a peppy drum solo.
Hosseini talks about how novels dictate their own paths.
Hosseini talks about his watan (homeland) and why he hasn't moved back to Afghanistan.
Hosseini talks about sources for characters and setting.
Hosseini talks about the Afghan response to his work. His defense? It's all allegory, man.
We think this is the most illuminating interview with Hosseini.
NPR's Terry Gross interviews Hosseini about his novel.
An NPR Talk of the Nation episode: "In Afghanistan today, many people live in poverty, and must endure shortages of food, water and electricity. Khaled Hosseini, author of Kite Runner, talks about his recent trip to Afghanistan, and the fear among Afghanis that – six years after the U.S. invasion – they will be forgotten."
In this longish audio clip, readers ask Khaled Hosseini some tough questions.
This slideshow from the NY Times commemorates the return of kite fighting.
A photo of the author with some children (and livestock) Afghanistan.