Anna Porter: Author and Publisher

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


Allan Gregg in Conversation

TVO host Allan Gregg interviews Anna Porter about eastern Europe’s transition from communism to democracy.