Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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A novelist and physician, best known for his 3 ground-breaking novels which have been have been published in over seventy countries and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The Kite Runner spent 101 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list. A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007) was a Times Best Seller for 103 weeks and the Mountains Echoed (2013) debuted near the top of the Times. Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).He established the Khaled Hosseini Foundation which is a: “non-profit provides humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization (UNHCR) to build shelters for refugee families. It also provides economic opportunities, education, and healthcare for women and children of Afghanistan.”