Hello, my name is Hanna, this is The Piebrary.
I started this book-to-pie translation blog in 2014 as a way to prove to the publishing industry, my demons, and myself that it is possible to be a literature-loving Dyslexic. I worked in the industry (principally as a foreign literary scout) for 5+ years and am currently at work on a novel of my own.
In this reincarnation, The Piebrary has become a monthly collage of things I’m reading and eating, a culinary supplement to my freelance, artistic, and research practices that keeps me grounded and (hopefully) coherent.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something here that resonates with you!
ALL ABOUT LOVE
Some reading takes a while to digest, it sticks in your craw for all the right reasons: bell hooks’s All About Love changed my life and has deepened my solidarity. READING: Two Excerpts on Allyship Talking to a university audience recently I expressed my faith in the power of white people to speak out against…
Despite the title of this post and the fact that the writing is mostly concerned with Jia Tolentino’s brilliant book of the same name, the pie pictured is a chocolate-stout and gingersnap tribute to Tamsyn Muir’s GIDEON THE NINTH, the best book about lesbian necromancers in space I’ve ever read.
THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS
A savory brioche french toast to feed your feelings Reading “[In western democracy] People are manipulated in ways that are infinitely more subtle and refined than the brutal methods used in such post-totalitarian societies. But this static complex of rigid, conceptually sloppy and politically pragmatic mass political parties run by professional apparatuses and releasing citizens…