Born in Budapest, Anna Porter is the award-winning author of eight books, including Kasztner’s Train, which won the Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the Jewish Book Award, and The Ghosts of Europe, winner of the Shaughnessey Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and four bestselling mystery novels including Mortal Sins, and The Appraisal.
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Anna is also a publishing industry consultant and in-demand speaker on themes such as the future of books in an electronic age; freedom of speech, and how literature informs and enriches our lives.
Anna’s new memoir, In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time, is a lively, frank recounting of her time as an editor at McClelland & Stewart, and as founder of Key Porter Books. This influential publishing house helped establish Canada’s vibrant literary culture, publishing such national figures as Farley Mowat, Jean Chrétien, and Conrad Black. Carol Off said In Other Words is “like reading Anna Porter’s personal diary as she chronicles — with wit and wisdom– the most amazing era of books and book publishing in Canadian history… This book will make you yearn for the Golden Age of Canadian culture.”
Appearing in: The State of the Book