Best Canadian Essays
The 2011 edition of Tightrope Books' Best Canadian Essays is now in bookstores. This year's edition features two fabulous essays originally published in TNQ:
- Caroline Adderson's Magazine As Muse (a recurring TNQ feature) piece from issue #113, "Highlights for Children," about (you guessed it) her love of Highlights for Children (and an early stint as a book thief).
- Kerry Clare's essay on post-partum depression, "Love is a Let-Down," which was first published in TNQ #116 as the runner-up in our Personal Essay Contest. In case you missed it, you can also find our interview with Kerry about her essay here >
These two essays, in my opinion, are enough to make the collection worth your time (especially since both of the above issues are sold out). For good measure, however, Tightrope teases us by telling us that BCE2011 contains
insightful and provocative essays from Canadian magazines that range from personal insights on post-partum depression, a pro-smoking diatribe, and an appreciation of the great opera singer Maria Callas to pieces on “wage slavery”, the plight of zoo elephants, Canada’s ongoing war in Afghanistan and much more. The Best Canadian Essays 2011 exemplifies the outstanding quality and stunning diversity of Canadian nonfiction writing today.