Khaled Hosseini: I was a very serious student in school.  My parents were both — they weren’t intensely involved with our studies, but they were involved in a very global fashion in the sense that they told us that education is really important, you have to do your homework, you have to study and you have to do well.  And those were the principles in the house.  That was our job, to study and do well.  So I was a good student, all of my siblings were good students.  We were all pretty sensible kids. Homework and school always came first.   And so I did well when I was in school in Kabul in all of my subjects, and those were kind of a lesson and principles that served me well when I came over to the U.S. in 1980.  I had already developed the habits of being a good student and being very diligent, and so I did very well in high school here and through college and so on.  So I always was a pretty good student.