‘The Kite Runner’ author Khaled Hosseini to speak at Fayetteville Public Library

Khaled Hosseini / Courtesy photo

New York Times best-selling author Khaled Hosseini will speak at the Fayetteville Public Library on Friday, April 26 as part of the library’s FPL Author Series.

Library officials anticipate a large crowd for internationally renowned author. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they wish to park in the library’s parking deck. Overflow parking will be available at two locations with golf cart shuttles running before and after the event to transport patrons.

The locations are:

  • Center Street Church of Christ parking lot | corner of Center Street and School Avenue
  • City of Fayetteville parking lot | West Mountain Street (near Loafin’ Joe’s)

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Off-site parking and shuttle transportation are planned.

From the library:

In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, “The Kite Runner,” which was published by Riverhead Books in 2003. That debut went on to launch one of the biggest literary careers of our time. Today, Khaled Hosseini is one of the most recognized and best-selling authors in the world. His books, “The Kite Runner,” “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” and “And the Mountains Echoed,” have been published in over seventy countries and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

Hosseini’s latest book, “Sea Prayer,” is an illustrated short work of fiction showcasing the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis in Syria.