SPRINGFIELD, MA (February 2022) – The Springfield Jewish Community Center will host an
in-person author talk and Q&A with award-winning writer/director Jan Eliasberg on Tuesday,
March 8 at 7:00 PM. Eliasberg will discuss her debut novel Hannah’s War in-person at Bay Path
University. This free event is co-sponsored with Bay Path University. Proof of vaccination will be
required upon entry, seating will be socially distanced, and attendees will be required to wear
In 1938, physicist Dr. Hannah Weiss was on the verge of the greatest discovery of the 20th
Century: splitting the atom. As a Jewish woman living under the rule of the Third Reich, her
research was belittled, overlooked, and eventually stolen by her German colleagues. In 1945,
Major Jack Delaney, wounded from the liberation of Paris, returned to New Mexico with a
mission: to catch a spy. Someone in the top-secret nuclear lab at Los Alamos has been leaking
encoded equations to Hitler’s scientists. Chief among Jack’s suspects is Hannah Weiss. All signs
point to Hannah as the traitor, but over three days of interrogation, Jack will realize they have
more in common than either one bargained for.
“Hannah’s War is a gripping cat-and-mouse tale of love, war, deception, and espionage you won’t
be able to put down,” said Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network.
“Jan Eliasberg elevates the spy thriller with her clear, fierce admiration for the women of the past
who refused to be edged out of the world of scientific discovery. Mesmerizing.”
Eliasberg’s prolific directing career includes dramatic pilots for CBS, NBC, and ABC, such as Miami
Vice and Wiseguy, as well as countless episodes of TV series including Bull, Nashville, Parenthood,
The Magicians, Blue Bloods, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Supernatural.
This author talk is part of the 2021-2022 season of Literatour, the Springfield JCC’s
community-wide celebration of Jewish books and authors. This event is free and open to the
public. Books will be available for purchase and autograph. Pre-registration is strongly
encouraged. To register, visit SpringfieldJCC.org, call 413-739-4715, or email