Articles

Selected articles by Anna Porter

2014 ‘A Living Horror’: A Statue Rewrites Hungary’s Messy History, Maclean’s
2014 Remembering the Diversity, Creativity and Significance of Poland’s Jewish Community, National Post

QQ-_Fall_2014_Anna3 2014 Farley Mowat 1921 – 2014, Queen’s Quarterly

excerpt:
Jack McClelland used to tell the story of how Farley first appeared in his office, a small, red-haired, wild man who wanted, more than anything, to be a writer. He thought words had the power to change the world….

2014, Remembering Farley Mowat Hazlitt

Goree2 2014, Goreé Island, The Door of No Return, Queen’s Quarterly

excerpt:
Once a terminal for the shipment of countless enslaved men, women, and children, the building now stands as a memorial to their terrible ordeal. Pope John Paul II made a pilgrimage to this place, as did US Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama…

2014 Scottish Referendum Leaves Behind an Air of Bitterness, National Post
2014 A Surreal Time to be in Edinburgh, Watching History Unfold and, Possibly, a Great Power Unraveling, National Post
2013 Houghton Revisited: Walpole Masterpieces from the Hermitage, Queen’s Quarterly (Winter)
2013 Hungary’s Far Right Turn, Maclean’s
2013 The Mexican Suitcase, Queen’s Quarterly (Fall)
2013 The Story of Vera Gran and the High Price of Survival, Globe and Mail
2013 Budapest’s Monsters, National Post
2013 Amour: No Gentle End, Queen’s Quarterly
2012 In Normandy, It’s Easy to Forget – but Better to Remember, Globe and Mail
2012 Shakespeare and Company: At Home with Books, Queen’s Quarterly (Winter)
2012 Shot in the Back, Toronto Life
2012 The Hunger Angel by Herta Mueller, review, Globe and Mail
2012 Hungary: Turning Right–and fighting with the EU, Maclean’s
2012 Midnight in Paris: A Movable Feast, film review, Queen’s Quarterly
2011 James Does Justice to Jane Austen, review, Globe and Mail
2011 Imre Kertész: Writing the Impossible Novel, review excerpt, Queen’s Quarterly
2011 A Heartbreaking Novel About the Man Who Ruled the Lodz Ghetto, review, Globe and Mail
2011 Bigotry Keeps Roma on the Run, The Star
2011 Underground by Antanas Sileika, review, LRC
2011 King of the Independents, Quill and Quire
2011 The Dangers of Being a Writer in Putin’s Russia, Maclean’s
2011 Joyful and Irrelevant, at the London Book Fair Books and Authors are No Longer the Main Topic, Quill and Quire
2011 A Religious Contradiction, Partly Truth and Partly Fiction,
Globe and Mail

2011 Troublesome, but Well Worth the Trouble, Globe and Mail
2011 Time to Lead: The Shaky State of Canadian Book Publishing, Globe and Mail
2011 Return of the Iron Fist?, Maclean’s
2010 The Lonely Passion of Herta Müller, Queen’s Quarterly
2010 Don’t Get the Rug Pulled Over Your Eyes in Morocco, Globe and Mail
2010 Exclusive: Anna Porter Talks to Stieg Larsson’s Life Partner, Globe and Mail
2010 An Inside Look at How Germany Has Rebuilt Itself, Maclean’s
2009 The Minister of Minorities, Maclean’s
2009 General Jaruzelski, Globe and Mail
2009 Slovak Language Laws, Maclean’s
2009 Classic Building Aficionado Michael Tippin, Globe and Mail
2009 The 92nd Street Y, Globe and Mail
2009 Fascism, The Next Generation, Globe and Mail
2009 Sandor Marai: Embers Globe and Mail Focus
2009 Solidarity, Globe and Mail
2008 Hungary: No Georgia on their Minds, Maclean’s
2008 Poland: Between the Devil and the EU, Maclean’s
2008 Gratitude by Joe Kertes, review, LRC
2008 Searching for Schindler, review, Globe and Mail
2007 Ferenc Gyurcsany, Maclean’s
2007 Diary of Petr Ginz, Globe and Mail Review
2006 The Best Coffee House in the World, En Route
2006 There is No Middle Path, Maclean’s
2006 Sebestyen and Korda review, Globe and Mail
2006 The Face of Revolution, Globe and Mail
2004 A Storybook Life: Jack McClelland, Maclean’s
2004 Jack McClelland, Globe and Mail
2003 Words, Guns and Anguish, Maclean’s
2002 In Search of Dracula, Globe and Mail
2002 The World of Fear and Horror: Israel, Maclean’s
2001 Vestiges of Empire, Russia, Maclean’s
2001 Robert Lantos, Time Magazine
2001 Haida Gwaii, Globe and Mail

Essays

“A Canadian Education,” in Passages: Welcome Home to Canada, Doubleday Canada, 2002
“The Master Storyteller,” in Writing Life, ed. Connie Rooke, McClelland & Stewart, 2006