To coincide with Human Rights Day on 10 December 2015, BookTalk discussed The Kite Runner. Afghan–American author, Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel focuses on Amir and his friendship with Hassan. Moving from Kabul to California, this is a story concerning personal relationships set against a backdrop of conflict and migration that remains as relevant and poignant as when it was published in 2003. The Kite Runner was a New York Times bestseller for over two years and has been translated into 42 languages for publication in 38 countries. It has been made into an Academy Award-nominated film and adapted into a graphic novel. Its themes of friendship, betrayal and redemption have made the novel a popular staple with book clubs across the world since its publication. Our speakers for the evening were Dr Owen Collins, Mari Lowe and Prof. Radhika Mohanram.
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