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Bloomsbury to release new Hosseini refugee book

Bloomsbury has announced it will publish a new book by Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Hosseini’s new book, Sea Prayer, takes the form of a father’s letter to his son, as the two undertake a dangerous sea journey after fleeing their home in Syria. The book will also feature illustrations by Dan Williams.

Hosseini said he wrote the book to pay tribute to the ‘millions of families’ affected by the refugee experience. ‘We are living in the midst of a displacement crisis of enormous proportions. Sea Prayer is an attempt to pay tribute to the millions of families […] who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution,’ he said.

Sea Prayer was originally produced as a virtual film published on the Guardian website in 2017.

The book will be published in Australia and New Zealand on 30 August 2018.

(Photo credit: Elena Seibert.)


Category: International news