Abigail Shalev has just found out that her last book is on the long list of the Sapir Prize. In spite of her success she finds herself deep in a midlife crisis, on a rocky, surprising and amusing path.
The tiny cracks in her life are turning into crevices and the firm foundations of her world are gradually falling apart.
Maya Arad was born in Israel (1971) and grew up in Kibbutz Nahal-Oz. She graduated in Classics and Linguistics at the Tel Aviv University and has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from London University.
Her first book Another Place, a Foreign City, a novel in rhymes won the Ministry of Education and Culture award and in 2005 was Shortlisted for the Sapir prize (the Israeli Booker).
All About Abigail is her 9th novel. She lives in Stanford with her husband and two daughters.