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Best Canadian Essays 2010, The

edited by Kamal Al-Solaylee & Alex Boyd

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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.

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Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a distinguished writer at Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business magazine and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, eye weekly, the Literary Review of Canada and Elle Canada. Al Solaylee’s bestselling memoir Intolerable was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and Canada Reads, and won the Toronto Book Award. Brown is a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Literary Non-fiction. Al-Solaylee holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has taught at the University of Waterloo and York University. Al-Solaylee lives in Toronto.

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Alex Boyd is a Canadian essayist, editor, critic and author of the poetry collection Making Bones Walk. Boyd hosted the IV Lounge Reading Series in Toronto and co-edited IV Lounge Nights, an anthology to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series. Boyd also established Northern Poetry Review, a site for poetry articles and reviews, in April 2006. In 2008, he established Digital Popcorn, a site for personal film reviews, and has recently helped launch the Best Canadian Essays series with Tightrope Books, co-editing the first two collections. His second book of poems, The Least Important Man, was published by Biblioasis in 2012. Boyd lives in Toronto, ON.

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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

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