Jan E
Filename - MONK_USA_00025AERF -- Monk -- USA Network -- Original Series --  -- Tony Shalhoub --  -- ©Andrew Eccles/USA Network --FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY--NOT FOR RESALE/DO NOT ARCHIVE
Monday, March 30, 2020

Jan Eliasberg
in conversation with Tony Shalhoub

discussing her debut novel,
Hannah’s War

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth (Parking info)
2511 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057


This event is part of our Newer Voices Series.
General Admission tickets are complimentary, but we encourage you to support newer authors and purchase their books.

This event is being re-scheduled. More info
$30 Reserved Section (includes the book)
$40 Two Reserved Section Seats (includes 1 copy of the book)
Comp General Admission Tickets (Available March 9)

Jan Eliasberg is an award-winning screenwriter and director of film and television. Her career includes writing and directing dramatic pilots for CBS, NBC, and ABC. She was hand-picked by Michael Mann as the first woman to direct Miami Vice and Wiseguy; as well as countless episodes of TV series, including Thirteen Reasons Why, Bull, Nashville, Parenthood, TheMagicians, Blue Bloods, NCIS: Los Angeles, Supernatural, and numerous others. Her debut feature film Past Midnight, starred Paul Giamatti, the late Natasha Richardson, and the late Rutger Hauer. Eliasberg has written films driven by strong female leads, including Fly Girls about the Women Air Service Pilots in World War II for Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz. Eliasberg received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, Magna Cum Laude, and holds MFAs from the Yale School of Drama in Directing and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson in Fiction. 

Tony Shalhoub is a Tony Award, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning actor. He is perhaps best known for his work as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in the hit television series Monk for which he won a Golden Globe Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards as well as two SAG Awards. On the Broadway stage, Shalhoub most recently starred in David Cromer’s The Band’s Visit at The Ethel Barrymore Theater, winning a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Prior to that, Tony starred in Terry Kinney’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price opposite Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito. Tony’s other theater work includes starring in the Broadway productions of Act One, Golden Boy and Conversation with my Father, receiving Tony Award nominations for each performance. He also appeared in Lincoln Center’s Off-Broadway production of The Mystery of Love & Sex.  He can now be seen on the third season of the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Additional television credits include Braindead, Nurse Jackie, Too Big to Fail and Wings. His film credits include Final Portrait, The Assignment, Pain & Gain, Men in Black I and II, Galaxy Quest, The Seige, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Big Night as well as voicing the character of ‘Luigi’ in the Cars franchise.

Hannah’s War is a gripping cat-and-mouse tale of love, war, deception, and espionage you won’t be able to put down. 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.”―Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network
Berlin, 1938. Groundbreaking physicist Dr. Hannah Weiss is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the 20th century: splitting the atom. She understands that the energy released by her discovery can power entire cities or destroy them. Hannah believes the weapon’s creation will secure an end to future wars, but as a Jewish woman living under the harsh rule of the Third Reich, her research is belittled, overlooked, and eventually stolen by her German colleagues. Faced with an impossible choice, Hannah must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of science’s greatest achievement.
New Mexico, 1945. Returning wounded and battered from the liberation of Paris, Major Jack Delaney arrives in the New Mexican desert 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 the brilliant and mysterious Hannah Weiss, an exiled physicist lending her talent to J. Robert Oppenheimer’s mission. All signs point to Hannah as the traitor, but over three days of interrogation that separate her lies from the truth, Jack will realize they have more in common than either one bargained for.
Hannah’s War is a thrilling wartime story of loyalty, truth, and the unforeseeable fallout of a single choice.