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5/12: A Read of The Day book club Zoom event with Jan Eliasberg and Rick Koster

Tue, May 12, 2020, 6:30 PM EDT Bank Square Books and The Day present a Q&A with author Jan Eliasberg for her new book, Hannah’s War. Jan will be in conversation with Rick Koster of The Day as part of a new book club, Read of The Day, co-hosted by The Day and Bank Square…

New Article in The Day: Novelist Jan Eliasberg reimagines amazing story of female physicist and the atomic bomb

Novelists are routinely inspired by big moments and charismatic figures from history. But a brief allusion to an anonymous person in a 75-year-old newspaper article? Not so much. And yet Jan Eliasberg, an award-winning screenwriter and director of film and television, was perusing microfilm in the New York Public Library and came across an issue…

Prestige publisher Ambo/Anthos has won the rights to publish HANNAH’S WAR in Dutch.

Ambo/Anthos publishes such luminaries as Michael Chabon; Elena Ferrante, and Stieg Larsson. The acquiring editor wrote: “The characters are nuanced and full of depth. HANNAH’S WAR offers another facet to the literature about this dark history and shows that the world is not easily divided into black and white, but that there’s also an enormous scale…

Connecting Book Clubs

an Eliasberg introduces free downloads and tools for book clubs to connect with her and her book, Hannah’s War.

There is nothing I love more than talking with Book Clubs about Hannah’s War; the dynamic engagement with readers bring the characters, the story, and the themes of Hannah’s War to life. I have done many Virtual Q and A’s with Book Clubs on Zoom and Skype; the conversations are inspiring and enthralling for both writer and readers.

Mums don’t have time to read: Podcast interview

Listen to Jan’s interview here. Jan Eliasberg is the award-winning screenwriter, director and debut author of Hannah’s War. This literary spy thriller follows a female Jewish physicist and her work on the atomic bomb during WWII. Jan referred to writing this book as the best creative experience of her life and I can see why!

Book tip: “Hannah’s War,” Jan Eliasberg

A few years ago, author Jan Eliasberg read a clip that appeared in the New York Times on the day American forces dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. One sentence alluded to an unnamed female, non-Aryan physicist without whose work on molecular fission the bomb could not have been made.

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


“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.”

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