The 2004 Riverhead Trade Paperback edition mistakenly prints the name of Amir's car as a "Grand Torino" when the Ford muscle car was actually called the Gran Torino.
There are a total of nineteen references to American film stars or American films in The Kite Runner – more than the number of references to Afghan politicians.
In Chapter 3, Baba takes Amir to a game of buzkashi. There is also a scene in Rambo III in which people play buzkashi.
Khaled Hosseini was a practicing doctor until a year after the publication of The Kite Runner. (Source)
Khaled Hosseini has a cameo in the film version of The Kite Runner. (Source)