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Khaled Hosseini, Accepting the John Steinbeck Award

Khaled Hosseini

Wed, Sep 10 2014 - 7:30pm

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed, joins Pat Thurston, KGO Radio talk show host, in conversation at the New Student Union on San Jose State University's historic campus.

As a young Afghan immigrant, Hosseini had a life-changing experience when his Independence High School English teacher, Jan Sanchez, introduced him to John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Join us, along with Jan Sanchez, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Steinbeck classic with Dr. Hosseini, who will be honored with the John Steinbeck Award for his literary contributions and humanitarian efforts. Hear more about Hosseini’s extraordinary journey as an author, philanthropist and citizen of the world.

Location: New Student Union
Time: 7:30pm
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  • General Admission: $25.00
  • General Admission, Commonwealth Club of CA member: $20.00
  • Student with valid ID: $10.00


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Event Center

The Event Center Arena holds 4,600 people for basketball, and more than 6,500 people for concerts. It has hosted events such as Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Sting, Faith Hill. Sporting events include the SJSU Spartan Men's and Women's Basketball teams, and 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.

Event Center Upcoming Events
08/29 - Finger Lickin' San Jose
08/30 - Mika Singh & Sunny Leonne
09/26 - A Day To Remember
10/02 - Weezer
10/31 - Jack Yo Lantern



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Aquatic Center

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Sport Club

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