Bestselling Novelist Khaled Hosseini speaking at ILS Fall Lecture Series on September 15 at Angelico Hall

Dominican’s 2011 Fall Lecture Series continues on Thursday night, September 15, with bestselling author Khaled Hosseini presenting "The Kite Runner Graphic Novel," a new rendering of his bestselling novel of two boys growing up in Afghanistan.

Hosseini’s richly illustrated graphic novel adaptation (with text by the author) brings his spellbinding story about the beauty and agony of a tormented nation to a new generation of readers.

Tickets are $25 per person and include a copy of "The Kite Runner Graphic Novel." To purchase tickets, call Book Passage at 415-927-0960 or visit

The series is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute of Leadership Studies (ILS) and independent book store Book Passage. Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature.

All lectures are open to the public. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Fall 2011 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company. For more information about the Leadership Lecture Series, please visit

The fall lecture series started on September 7 when a near capacity Angelico Hall crowd of 800, including more than 200 Dominican freshmen, attended a lecture by Dr. Brian Swimme. It featured a screening of  "Journey of the Universe," his new film about the origins of everything, the stardust that holds it all together, and the humans’ role in this intricate web of life.

The event was offered in cooperation with Dominican’s First Year Experience Big History. For more information about Dominican’s Big History project, please visit

Media Contact:  Sarah Gardner, Director, Communications and Research, 415-485-3239, [email protected]