Anna Porter: Author and Publisher

The Appraisal

The AppraisalThe Appraisal, a new novel by Anna Porter, will be published by ECW Press in October 2017.

In the vein of Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie novels comes this year’s smart new thriller with literary chops.

When wealthy octogenarian Geza Marton hires art expert Helena Marsh to buy back his family’s Titian painting, Helena flies to Budapest to close what she expects will be a reasonably simple sale. But nothing is ever simple in this beautiful, flawed city where corruption abounds. Helena discovers that there are multiple bidders for the painting, including some dangerous Slavs. Soon there are also dead bodies, and a complicated history that leads her to men Marton knew in Vorkuta, one of Stalin’s notorious gulags.


Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy

Buying a Better WorldBuying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy was published in March 2015 by Thomas Allen/Dundurn, Canada.

He has been called “the only private citizen with his own foreign policy,” and there is no doubt that George Soros plays a unique and unprecedented role: a billionaire social activist pursuing his own specific ideas for transforming the world into a more progressive and democratic society.



The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future

The Ghosts of EuropeOne of the country’s most distinguished writers and publishers returns to her roots to explore the consequences of democracy in the former Hapsburg lands. The Ghosts of Europe is a compelling exploration of power, nationalism, racism and denial in nations with a tumultuous history and an uncertain future. [more]

» Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. See “Anna Porter wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize,” Globe and Mail, February 16, 2011.


Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust

Kasztner's TrainKasztner’s Train is the true, heart-wrenching tale of Hungary’s own Oskar Schindler, a lawyer and journalist named Rezso Kasztner who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews during the last chaotic days of World War II — and the ultimate price he paid. [more]

Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for History and the Nereus Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize.

“It is Anna Porter’s consummate art as a storyteller that makes this true tale of how a group of Hungarian Jews escaped the Holocaust so compelling. This is a must read that must become a must-see movie.”
— Peter C. Newman, author and Holocaust escapee