2014 Archives

Tate Series presents 'Kite Runner' author Khaled Hosseini

February 4, 2014

WHO:

The Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes New York Times best-selling author Khaled Hosseini.

Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960s, where he and his family lived until relocating to France in 1976. In 1980, he and his family moved to United States where they were granted political asylum from war-torn Afghanistan.

After practicing as a doctor for several years, he wrote his first novel The Kite Runner in 2001. The story, set in his homeland is about friendship, betrayal and, ultimately, redemption. It spent more than a hundred weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was adapted into a film in 2007. His second novel A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted the same year at number one on the New York Times best-seller list and remained there for 15 weeks. After six years, Hosseini released his much-anticipated third novel And the Mountains Echoed in May 2013.

In addition to writing, he operates the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, providing assistance to the women and children of Afghanistan. The foundation helps provide shelter, economic help, healthcare and education opportunities.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 

STUDENT FORUM:

Time: 4:30-5:15 p.m.

The Tate Lecture Series Student Forum is a question and answer session for SMU students, faculty and the surrounding community and will be held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. before the lecture. The forum will take place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. (west of Airline Road), on the SMU campus.

EVENING LECTURE:

Time: 8 p.m.

The Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Khaled Hosseini will be held in McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln., on the SMU campus. For ticket information, call 214-768-8283.

 

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