Sunday, July 07, 2013

Khaled Hosseini on His 40-City Book Tour

This kind of thing, not nearly as common today as it was just a few years ago, has to be every author's dream.  These are interesting times for publishers and authors, so it is good to see that an author tour can still generate this level of excitement among the reading class.


4 comments:

  1. Ah, I see he was in Portland at Powell's, sorry I missed it.
    I'm really looking forward to reading this. Although it's been a couple years and I've barely gotten over A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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  2. This is the strangest book ad I've ever seen, but it works really well as a statement on modern publishing and clear proof of the fact that literature is far, far from dying. Things may be changing, yes, but this is literature that's very obviously alive and thriving...

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  3. Susan, I read Hosseini's previous books and agree with you that they are unforgettable. I love being thrown so deeply into a culture that I know so little about, especially one that seems so threatening to many of us these days. I haven't got my hands on the new one yet.

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  4. Biblio, I agree; things are changing but book lovers are as excited as ever about new books and their favorite authors. I saw an article this morning about how book festivals are drawing larger crowds than ever. The writer believes this to be because fewer and fewer publishers are sending their authors out on the road to meet their readers. Regional book festivals, once or twice a year, might be a good compromise that publishers can still afford and readers will settle for. I suppose we'll see.

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