Khaled Hosseini

1965 - Today

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Khaled Hosseini (;Pashto/Dari خالد حسینی [ˈxɒled hoˈsejni]; born 4 March 1965) is an Afghan-American novelist, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, and former physician. His debut novel The Kite Runner (2003) was a critical and commercial success; the book and his subsequent novels have all been at least partially set in Afghanistan and have featured an Afghan as the protagonist. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, to a diplomat father, Hosseini spent some time living in Iran and France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khaled Hosseini has received more than 2,329,842 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Khaled Hosseini is the 1,338th most popular writer (up from 1,414th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Afghan Writer.

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  • 62

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  • 8.67

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  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Khaled Hosseini ranks 1,338 out of 5,794Before him are Hieronymus of Cardia, Robin Hobb, Ibn al-Nadim, Robert de Montesquiou, Kâtip Çelebi, and Thomas Chatterton. After him are Erich Segal, Joanot Martorell, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Michael Connelly, and Judah Leon Abravanel.

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Among people born in 1965, Khaled Hosseini ranks 27Before him are Ben Stiller, Gong Li, Slash, José Luis Chilavert, Aamir Khan, and Hans-Dieter Flick. After him are Sam Mendes, Shamil Basayev, Nicholas Sparks, Dragan Stojković, Diane Lane, and Michael Bay.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini ranks 38 out of 108Before him are Khalil Sultan (1384), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), Menander I (-190), Diodotus I (-285), and Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006). After him are Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), Tahir ibn Husayn (776), Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), Sanai (1080), Bairam Khan (1501), and Abu Zayd al-Balkhi (850).

Among WRITERS In Afghanistan

Among writers born in Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini ranks 4Before him are Rumi (1207), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), and Jami (1414). After him are Sanai (1080), Anvari (1126), Unsuri (980), Gulbadan Begum (1523), Atiq Rahimi (1962), Niloofar Rahmani (1992), and Fatima Bhutto (1982).