The third in a series that launched to excitement and acclaim in 2009, The Best Canadian Essays 2011 covers an impressive variety of topics. New series editor, Christopher Doda, and guest editor, Ibi Kaslik, infuse the series with a breath of fresh air. They have selected insightful and well-written essays from Canadian print and online magazines published in 2010. Last yearâ??s edition tackled an array of issues, including the Iranian revolution, the legalisation of gay marriage, the inventors of Botox, the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and dogsled racing. This yearâ??s anthology is no different in its reflection of the depth and breadth of contemporary Canadian critical and creative nonfiction writing.
â??Who doesn't like a buffet? How about one with quality selections and deep flavours? I'm a fan of anthologies and >em>The Best Canadian Essays 2010 is a smorgasbord of topics and exceptional writing.â?â??June Chua, Rabble.ca
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 & Quire
â??[T]he anthology overall essentially kicks ass.â?â??Mariko Tamaki, Xtra