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Occupation  publisher and author
Spouse  Julian Porter

Role  Novelist
Name  Anna Porter
Anna Porter Anna Porter Author and Publisher

Full Name  Anna Maria Szigethy
Books  Kasztner's Train, The Ghosts of Europe: Central E, The storyteller, The Bookfair Murders, Mortal Sins

Education  University of Canterbury
Organizations founded  Key Porter Books

Anna porter buying a better world

Anna Maria Porter, OC OOnt is a Canadian publisher and novelist.


Anna Porter Anna Porter Author and Publisher

Anna porter the philanthropy of george soros

Life and career

Born Anna Szigethy in Budapest, she emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. She received a bachelor's degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Canterbury. She started at McClelland & Stewart in 1969 and became president and publisher of Seal Books. In 1982, she founded Key Porter Books and in 1986 she purchased a majority stake in Doubleday Canada. She remains one of the most respected publishing professionals.

In 2004, she was appointed to the Board of Governors of York University.

In 1991, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being "instrumental in bringing Canadian titles to the attention of the international market place". In 2003, she was awarded the Order of Ontario. She has been awarded honorary degrees from Ryerson University, St. Mary's University, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

In 2004 Porter sold her interest in Key Porter Books to focus on writing. She has published three mystery novels and three books on Middle European history. Her most recent book is The Ghosts of Europe, published in September, 2010.

She is married to the lawyer Julian Porter, and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Selected works

  • Farewell to the 70's: a Canadian salute to a confusing decade (1979)
  • Hidden Agenda (1985)
  • Mortal Sins (1987)
  • The Bookfair Murders (1997)
  • The Storyteller: memory, secrets, magic and lies (2000)
  • Kasztner's Train: the true story of an unknown hero of the Holocaust (2007)
  • The Ghosts of Europe: journeys through central Europe's troubled past and uncertain future (2010)
  • Buying a Better World: George Soros and billionaire philanthropy (2015, Dundurn Press)
  • Awards and honours

  • 2010: Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, winner, The Ghosts of Europe
  • 2008: Charles Taylor Literary Prize for Non-Fiction, short-list, Kasztner's Train
  • 2007: Nereus Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize, winner, Kasztner's Train
  • References

    Anna Porter Wikipedia

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