Thursday, June 7, 2007

Meeting Khaled Hosseini

Ms. Paccione, Mr. Cooney, Ms. Dalpiaz, and Ms. Schneiderman had the unique opportunity to attend the Friends Evening Lecture with New York Times Bestselling Author Khaled Hosseini at the New York Public Library. Dr. Hosseini discussed his debut novel, The Kite Runner, which was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. He also answered questions about his much anticipated second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Ms. Dalpiaz closed the evening when she asked Dr. Hosseini if he felt he has grown as a writer and to which book he felt a closer connection. Dr. Hosseini responded that he has definitely grown as a writer from his first novel to his second. He added that his first novel will always hold a very special place in his heart. However, as a writer he feels more accomplished with his second novel. The Kite Runner is on the 11th Grade Advanced Placement Summer Reading List.

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