Each year, The Best Australian Essays brings together the most outstanding non-fiction from around the country. In 2011, to celebrate a rich decade of writing on all manner of topics, Black Inc. presents the best of the best - the best Australian essays of the past ten years, as have appeared in the Best Australian Essays annuals. This book features our most original and entertaining writers and thinkers at the top of their game. Contributors include David Malouf, John Birmingham, Helen Garner, Inga Clendinnen, David Marr, Clive James, Robyn Davidson, Craig Sherborne, Jessica Anderson, JM Coetzee, Brenda Walker, Shane Maloney, Noel Pearson, Robert Manne, Richard Flanagan, Tim Flannery, Benjamin Law, David Foster, Tim Winton and many more. An essential book for the reading nation, full of delight and diversion, intelligence and illumination.