The second in a series that launched to excitement and acclaim in 2009, The Best Canadian Essays 2010 covers an impressive variety of topics. Editors Kamal Al-Solaylee and Alex Boyd have selected insightful and well-written essays from Canadian print and online magazines published in 2009. Last yearâ??s edition tackled an array of issues, including life with a child with Aspergerâ??s, the last days of a Montreal convent, the devastation of the Alberta tar sands, and the state of Canadian theatre. This yearâ??s anthology is no different in its reflection of the depth and breadth of contemporary Canadian nonfiction writing.
Praise for The Best Canadian Essays 2009:â??The individual contributions in Best Canadian Essays 2009 transcend simple reportage and reach the level of art. Each one has something distinctive and informative to say. Take heed.â?â??Jennifer Curtis, Quill & Quireâ??I should say, I am quite excited by, and envious of, Tightrope's vision in putting together this and other 'Best Of' anthologies. I'd thought of doing something similar, and never got around to it, daunted by the task. I think they should be congratulated, as these volumes fill much needed voids, and have been handled in a very professional and engaging fashion. I'll be picking up a copy and urge you handful of Thirsty readers to do the same. These are publications we should support in any way possible.â? â??Dan Wells, Biblioasis