The Author and His/Her Times: Khaled Hosseini the author of the book The Kite Runner was born March 4, 1965 in Afghanistan, Kabul. All through his life Hosseini enjoyed writing short stories. His first book ever published was The Kite Runner in 2003 which he was nominated for as Goodreads Choice awards Best Fiction. He also had many other books that were published not shortly after his first such as; And the Mountains Echoed and A Thousand Splendid Suns. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a year and more than 38 million copies of his books have been sold throughout the world. Hosseini attended Santa Clara University and University of San Diego to earn his degree in Biology. Hosseini became apart of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group where on the side would continue writing short stories. Hosseini was moved out of Kabul in 1976 to Paris for his father’s work. Soon after in 1980 his family planned on moving back to Kabul but found of his hometown was a bloody mess because of the invasion of the Soviet Army. Sadly his dream of going back home was not going to happen and he was forced to choose a different path for his future (“Khaled Hosseini Biography”). That same year, Hosseini and his family moved to San Jose, California which ended up being a blessing in disguise. His mother Maimoona Hosseini was a highschool teacher and his father Nasser Hosseini was a diplomat for the Afghan Foreign Ministry. Although he was an only child, he ended up having two children of his own with his beloved wife Raya Hosseini (“Khaled Hosseini Biography”). His daughter’s name was Farah Hosseini and his son was Harris Hosseini. Hosseini lived a very tragic and tough life but was an amazing writer which is what got him to where he is today. Hosseini has established a non-profit organization, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation which helps the people in his home country of Afghanistan.