Hannah Joyner is a freelance critic and an independent historian who lives in the Washington, DC, area. Her scholarship includes Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson (with Susan Burch) and From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South. You can find more of her bookish conversations on her YouTube channel, Hannah’s Books.
5 entries by Hannah Joyner
A passionate, flawed reflection on how books sustain us.
By Mark Prins
This cerebral thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat — and make you want to pull out that old copy of Wheelock’s Latin.
By Claire Tomalin
Sadly, the man at the center of this new biography remains largely invisible.
By Melanie Kirkpatrick
Though trailblazing, this ambitious widow was no protofeminist.