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REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST

Award-winning writer-director Eliasberg’s first novel was inspired by an unnamed female physicist, mentioned in a New York Times article from the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Based on the real woman who discovered nuclear fission, it tells the story of what her life might have been. In 1945, Austrian physicist Hannah Weiss…

REVIEW FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Eliasberg’s fast-paced, insightful debut explores one woman’s anxiety about helping to create the world’s first nuclear weapon. Dr. Hannah Weiss, a Jew who escaped Nazi Germany, works with the Americans on the atom bomb in 1945 Los Alamos, N.Mex., where, thanks to her exceptional talent and strong personality, she fends off men’s flirtations and chauvinistic assumptions.…

Hebrew Rights to Hannah’s War Sold to Adel Books

Adel Books is an imprint of Modan Publishing House, Israel’s leading publishing house. Modan is known for its high-quality translated titles. Jan Eliasberg’s Hannah’s War joins their distinguished list of translated literary fiction, including authors Julian Barnes, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Carver, Jeffrey Eugenides, Karl Ove Knausgård, Yan Martel, Cormac McCarthy, Herta Muller, George Simenon, Leïla…

Pre-Publication Party

Co-hosts John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, and Little, Brown introduce Jan Eliasberg, author of Hannah’s War at the Pre-Publication party in Manhattan. Photos by Hayley Bruck

Pre-publication party on November 7th

There will be a Pre-publication party on November 7th in honor of Hannah’s War author Jan Eliasberg. Emmy Award Winning Actor Tony Shalhoub and Palme D’Or winner John Turturro will be hosting.

Hannah’s War Romanian publishing rights sold in a three-way auction to LITERA.

LITERA has snatched the hottest properties of the year with very competitive offers. The publishers have big plans for Hannah’s War. They are committed to make the novel a bestseller in Romania!

About Hannah's War

Award-winning filmmaker Jan Eliasberg’s HANNAH’S WAR, for readers of The Nightingale and The Alice Network, a thrilling historical debut about a female scientist working to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II, and the young military investigator determined to uncover her secret past.

Publication: March 3, 2020


“A GRIPPING TRUE STORY LONG OVERDUE TO BE TOLD”

“I flew through Hannah’s War, a gripping true story long overdue to be told, of a brilliant woman physicist working to develop the first atomic bomb and the secret she fights to protect.”
Martha Hall Kelly (THE LILAC GIRLS; LOST ROSES)


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