how-to-writePearl Pirie’s review of How to Write has just been syndicated on The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWiLA) Blog.

How To Write has immediate power as a kind of one-off joke, a reveal that hits the reader immediately upon engaging with the text; the surface of the book is so clever and punchy that it’s easy to take that for all that it is. But instead of leaving it there, Pirie digs as deeply as she is able, and comes up with great richness as a result. It’s an excellent celebration of the possibilities of literary criticism in long form.