The Kite Runner: The Life Of Khaled Hosseini

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The environment people grow up in plays a considerable role in shaping them into who they will become. Khaled Hosseini is an author acclaimed for informing readers about life in Afghanistan. Hosseini spent the first five years of his childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. Many details of his life not only helped mold him into the individual he is today, but strengthen his unique writing style. Khaled Hosseini is a thoughtful man whose entire adolescent and adult life influenced his writing enormously, eventually leading to his success (Khaled Hosseini 1).
Khaled Hosseini was born on March 4, 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan ("Tapestry Of Friendship: Redemption"). He was the oldest of five siblings, and was put under a great deal of pressure by his parents
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While living in Kabul, his father worked as a diplomat with the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and History at a local High School ("Kite Runner Author Khaled"). During the time he spent in Afghanistan, Hosseini made friends with the family 's illiterate Hazara chef. The two later became so close Hosseini taught him how to read and write (Khaled Hosseini 1). Which Khaled took inspiration from while working on his novel The Kite Runner, and decided to include a young, illiterate, Hazara boy. Khaled also spent an extensive amount of time participating in the popular sport of kite fighting as a child, which he vividly described in his book (The Kite Runner 1). The Hosseini family enjoyed peace and prosperity while in Afghanistan but decided to move to Paris in 1776. They planned to only stay located in Paris for four years, but it was too precarious and dangerous for the family to return home to Kabul …show more content…
His first year of school Hosseini struggled with English. After high school he earned a degree in Biology at Santa Clara University, and later gained a degree in medicine at the University of California, San Diego (Khaled Hosseini 1). Hosseini had a place as an intern at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai hospital in 1996. He began writing as a hobby, and would wake up to work on it at four in the morning before beginning his day job. It was not until after the success of his first book in 2004, that he gave up his medical practice and turned to writing full time (Rollins 2). Hosseini then married his wife, Roya and they live together in Northern California to be close to their families (Khaled Hosseini 2). Khaled did not dream of being an author, or go to school for a field dealing with literature. But his love for writing lead him to

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