A bestseller in the book charts worldwide, The Kite Runner was an introduction to Afghanistan for many people.

Its author, Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini, drew on his childhood experiences of growing up in the capital, Kabul.

He is now back in the country as a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency. 

Al Jazeera's James Bays caught up with him in the city of his birth.

Source: Al Jazeera