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Afghan-born novelist & physician Khaled Hosseini left the medical profession to pursue his passion for writing. His first two novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, were published in more than 70 countries and sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. In 2006, Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Inspired by his trip Afghanistan, he established a foundation that provides humanitarian assistance to the Afghani people. And the Mountains Echoed, his third novel, was published in 2013.
Korean-American novelist Chang-rae Lee has published five critically acclaimed novels, including Native Speaker, for which he won the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life, for which he won a 2000 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; Aloft; and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lee is the director of the creative writing program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. His latest novel is On Such a Full Sea.
The 2014-15 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and its academic partner Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for five consecutive years.
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