Best Canadian Essays 2018

ISBN: 9781988040455
Pub Date: Fall 2018

Featuring trusted series editor Christopher Doda and acclaimed guest editor Mark Kingwell, this tenth installment of Canada’s annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Canadian magazines and journals, Best Canadian Essays 2018 contains award-winning and award-nominated nonfiction articles that are topical and engaging and have their finger on the pulse of our contemporary psyches.

Contributors: Peter Babiak, Rob Benvie, Daniel Glassman, Annabel Howard, Michelle Kaeser, Emily M. Keeler, Stephen Marche, Omar Mouallem, Brett Popplewell, Andrew Potter, Kevin Shaw, Richard Teleky, Clive Thompson, Conan Tobias, Meeka Walsh, Samra Zafar, Jan Zwicky

“Fascinating, provocative, sobering and painful… an abundance of artfully expressed ideas” —Toronto Star

Christopher Doda is a poet, editor, and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of three books of poetry, Among Ruins, Aesthetics Lesson, and Glutton for Punishment: Hard Core Glosas. His award-winning nonfiction has appeared in journals across Canada and he was on the editorial board of Exile Editions for over ten years.

Mark Kingwell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, and has written for publications ranging from Adbusters and the New York Times to the Journal of Philosophy and Auto Racing Digest. Among his books of political and cultural theory are the national bestsellers Better Living, The World We Want, and Concrete Reveries. His most recent book is Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters.

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Best Canadian Essays 2017

ISBN: 9781988040356
Pub date: Fall 2017

Featuring trusted series editor Christopher Doda and acclaimed guest editor Marina Nemat, this ninth installment of Canada’s annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Canadian magazines and journals, Best Canadian Essays 2017 contains award-winning and award-nominated nonfiction articles that are topical and engaging and have their finger on the pulse of our contemporary psyches.

“Fascinating, provocative, sobering and painful… Besides exposing readers to an abundance of artfully expressed ideas, this collection’s appeal comes in two further forms. Its essays offer an intimate form of education, and, better, help give what might seem like overwhelming complexity a reassuringly compassionate and relatable face.”—Brett Josef Grubisic, Toronto Star

Contributors: Peter Babiak, Deni Ellis Béchard, Matt Cahill, Jane Campbell, Leonarda Carranza, Francine Cunningham, Larissa Diakiw, Alicia Elliott, Suanne Kelman, John Lorinc, Lauren McKeon, Susan Peters, Russell Smith, Joanna Streetly, Richard Teleky, Jane Edey Wood.

Christopher Doda is a poet, editor and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of three books of poetry, Among RuinsAesthetics Lesson, and Glutton for Punishment: Hard Core Glosas. His award-winning non-fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and he was on the editorial board of Exile Editions for over ten years.

Marina Nemat was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, first published in 2007, was an international bestseller. In 2007, Marina received the inaugural Human Dignity Award from the European Parliament, and in 2008, she received the prestigious Grinzane Prize in Italy. In 2008/2009, she was an Aurea Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she wrote her second book, After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed, which was published by Penguin Canada in 2010.

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Best Canadian Essays 2015

bce 2015ISBN: 9781926639949

Pub date: Fall 2015


Featuring trusted series editor Christopher Doda and acclaimed guest editor David Layton, this seventh installment of Canada’s annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Canadian magazines and journals, The Best Canadian Essays 2015 contains award-winning and award-nominated nonfiction articles that are topical and engaging and have their finger on the pulse of our contemporary psyches.

Contributors: Nadine Bachan, Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, Eve Corbel, Adam Gopnik, Paul Haavardsrud, Jessamyn Hope, Greg Hudson, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lorinc, Sinéad Mulhern, Naheed Mustafa, Jason O’Hara, Mary Rogan, Timothy Taylor, Darryl Whetter.

“A strong case can be made that reading Best Canadian Essays 2015 echoes the experience of arriving at a house party brimming with enthused, interesting and impressively articulate guests.”—Brett Josef Grubisic, Toronto Star

“The writing in this collection strongly showcases the intellect and insight from fifteen contributors. Best Canadian Essays 2015 is an engaging survey of creative nonfiction in Canada, highlighting the publication excellence of literary journals. Tightrope Books has again presented a stunning collection of Canadian voices with both national and global views.”—Lori A. May, examiner.com

“The standard for the writing is high and the voices are varied… every piece got me thinking.” Jay Ruzesky, EVENT

Christopher Doda is a poet, editor and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of two books of poetry, Among Ruins and Aesthetics Lesson. His award-winning nonfiction has appeared in journals across Canada and he was on the editorial board of Exile Editions for over ten years.

Award-winning writer David Layton has had short fiction and articles published and anthologized in various literary journals, newspapers and magazines including Penguin, Exile, The Daily Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, and The Globe and Mail. He is the author of Motion Sickness, a memoir, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. His bestselling novel, The Bird Factory was published by McClelland & Stewart. His third book, Kaufmann & Sons, will be published by HarperCollins in May of 2016. David Layton is the course director for Backstage IFOA at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

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