Monday, December 3, 2007

Meeting Dr. Hosseini

The images above show Katherine A. and Ryan G. hobnobbing with Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns". We were lucky enough to attend a fundraiser which sponsored the construction of a school for girls in the village of Da' Subz. I am proud to say that these two students made the choice to attend; after all, how often do we get to meet the author of one of the books we are reading in high school? It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Dr. Hosseini spoke about his two novels, the plights of modern Afghanistan, and the aforementioned Zabuli School Project. He was also gracious enough to sign all of our books and take some pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I would like to thank Ryan and Katherine for joining me.

1 comment:

Nicole N. said...

I'd just like to say how extremely jealous I am! I read The Kite Runner at the beginning of last year and that it was moving and very real, if that makes any sense. I would love to have met him, you guys are so lucky!

~Nicole N.