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Biblioasis Fall 2022

Best Canadian Essays 2023
Edited by: Mireille Silcoff

Edited by :

Mireille Silcoff





Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Nov 15, 2022
$22.95 CAD


8.25in x 5.25 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

288 pages
Selected by editor Mireille Silcoff, the 2023 edition of Best Canadian Essays showcases the best Canadian nonfiction writing published in 2021.

Key selling points

  • Annual collection of the long-running and well-respected series.
  • Recent contributors include Mark Kingwell, Wayne Grade, Michelle Orange, Andy Lamey, Alexandra Molotkow, and many more.
  • One of three: Best Canadian Essays joins Best Canadian Stories and Best Canadian Poetry under a comprehensive series showcasing the best writing in Canada across three genres.

Mireille Silcoff is the author of four books, including most recently, the award-winning story collection Chez L’arabe. Mireille’s work often appears in the New York Times Magazine and other publications, where she writes about culture and society. She has been a columnist at many publications, notably the National Post, where she was a weekend columnist for 14 years. Mireille is the founding editor of literary journal Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly and is the editor of Best Canadian Essays 2023. She has been called “one of the best essayists in the world” by the New York Times, and for many years, ran a raucous discussion salon in Toronto. She lives in Montreal with her two young daughters.


  • Print run: 2,000 copies
  • Co-op available
  • Advance reader copies
  • Digital review copies
  • National print media campaign
  • National broadcast media campaign
  • Online and social media campaign
  • Virtual launch and festival appearances

Praise for the Best Canadian Series

“The wide range of writers, forms and themes represented here make it a great jumping-off point for readers who might be interested in Canadian poetry but are unsure about where to start.”
—Globe and Mail

“A superb collection of national thinkers, crackling with insight on the issues of the age.”

“The arrival, late in the fall each year, of [this] collection is always cause for fanfare.”
—Quill & Quire

“The legacy for Canadian literature in the Best Canadian Stories series can’t be overstated. For years the collection has been the place to discover Canadian writers.”
—Winnipeg Free Press

Best Canadian Stories … combines both emerging and established voices for a fascinating glimpse at the most exciting short fiction coming out of this country.”
—Open Book

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