Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 4, 1965
Father a diplomat with the Afghan Foreign Ministry; mother a teacher teaching Farsi and history
Lived in Iran in 1970 - 1973 where father worked in the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran
Moved to Paris in 1976 where father was posted; while there Soviets invaded Afghanistan (Saur Revolution)
Family received political asylum in the United States in 1980, resided in San Jose, California
Graduated from high school in 1984
Earned bachelor's degree in Biology at Santa Clara University in 1988
Earned a Medical Degree from the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine in 1993
Completed residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles; practicing internist between 1996 and 2004.
Published The Kite Runner in 2003
Named a goodwill envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency in 2006
Works to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through The Khaled Hosseini Foundation lives in Northern California
Married and lives in California with his wife, Roya, and their two children
The Academy of Achievement, founded by Brian B. Reynolds, brings young people into direct personal contact with the real-life heroes. Khaled Hosseini was inducted into thie "Museum of Living History" in 2008.
National Public Radio (NPR) host, Liane Hansen, speaks with Khaled Hosseini, July 27, 2003
Dialogue with Khaled Hosseinn by Farhed Azad, June 2004