Israel's Shani Boianjiu in the Running for Top U.K. Book Award

Boianjiu, 25, is longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her first book, 'The People of Forever Are Not Afraid.'

Israeli author Shani Boianjiu has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013, alongside 19 other authors including Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith and Barbara Kingsolver.