Writing 3: Becoming a Writer: One on One with Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner made him famous and changed his life.  A Thousand Splendid Suns and his most recent book And the Mountains Echoed solidified his place among some of the most well-respected authors.  In this one on one conversation, Hosseini tells us why he avoids Hollywood endings in his novels, how he often “takes things” from people for his writing and what advice he would offer aspiring novelists.  Plus, learn about his childhood and writing inspirations.  This is an in-depth, captivating interview that will have you laughing at the author’s poignant stories.  Plus, hear how he answers some of his biggest fans’ questions.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 299: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Taped Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how taped interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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