BROOKLYN, N.Y. – June 3, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome New York Times best-selling novelist Khaled Hosseini for his first-ever book event in Brooklyn as part of the summer Brooklyn Voices series on Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located on SJC’s Brooklyn Campus.
A multigenerational novel which follows its characters and the ramifications of their choices and loves around the globe – from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos – And the Mountains Echoed explores the many ways in which families love, wound, honor, betray and sacrifice for one another. Hosseini discusses his work with New York Times columnist and correspondent Anand Giridharadas, author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking.
“St. Joseph’s College is delighted to host Dr. Hosseini for the first summer event in the history of Brooklyn Voices,” said Dr. Richard Greenwald, executive dean of SJC’s Brooklyn Campus. “Hosseni’s novels present valuable insight into the culture and tensions of an important and often misunderstood part of the world, and speak to the challenges faced by immigrants adapting to new circumstances in a foreign land.”
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965. Following the Soviet invasion of 1979, his family sought and was granted political asylum in the United States, and in September 1980, moved to San Jose, California. In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner. Published by Riverhead Books in 2003, his debut novel went on to become an international bestseller and beloved classic. In May 2007, his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2006, Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in Northern California.
Tickets for this event are $15 and include a copy of his latest work, And the Mountains Echoed. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Greenlight Bookstore at 718.246.0400. The Brooklyn Campus of SJC is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
ABOUT BROOKLYN VOICES
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Rail, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.