publication date: Saturday, June 30, 2007 (part of Round XXX)
clue: This Afghan's career is hotter than 1000 suns.
explanation: Hosseini was an Afghanistan-born writer who had published the successful novel A Thousand Splendid Suns shortly before this goo was published. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Mihai Rusu, Wendy Hampson, Kerry Odell, Justin Hampson, Joy Dunn, and Phyllis Persun
trivia: Hosseini was a candidate to become the 1000th goo earlier in the month.