Books Shani Boianjiu Books by Shani Boianjiu Shani Boianjiu has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Shani Boianjiu New In Paperback June 24-30: A Runaway, A Francophile, An Ex-Wife And Rabies June 24, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, Rosecrans Baldwin opines about France, Carissa Phelps goes from juvy to J.D., and Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy chart the history of rabies. In fiction, Shani Boianjiu draws from her time as an Israeli soldier, and Sheila Heti crafts a novel from her own life experiences. Author Interviews Defending Israel At The Border Of Adulthood September 18, 2012 Shani Boianjiu was just 18 when she, like most Israelis, served a mandatory two years in the Israeli Defense Forces. She's drawn from her experiences as a teenage soldier in her debut novel, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid. Defending Israel At The Border Of Adulthood Listen · 6:30 6:30 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161363823/161618694" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'The People Of Forever' Are Frank But Flawed September 18, 2012 Author Shani Boianjiu's debut novel draws on her own military experience to tell the story of three young women in the Israel Defense Forces. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says the book has a refreshing frankness that's initially very appealing — but its episodic nature wears thin after a while.