reception & Awards

The Kite Runner was awarded the following:

  • 2003 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award
  • 2004 American Library Association's Notable Book
  • 2004 Alex Award
  • 2003 Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Fiction Pick
  • 2003 San Francisco Chronicle's Best Book of the Year
  • 2004 The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life Award
  • The New York Times Bestseller's List for 128 weeks
The Kite Runner

About the Book

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Cover of Zeitoun

"A powerful book... an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation." - The Washington Post

"A poignant debut novel... The Kite Runner offers a moving portrait of modern Afghanistan." - Entertainment Weekly

"This is one of those unforgettable stories that stays with you for years. All the great themes of literature and life are the fabric of this extraordinary novel: love, honor, guilt, fear, redemption." - Isabel Allende


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