Speaker: Ms. Anna Porter (OC, OO, Award winning Canadian Writer and Publisher)

Ms. Porter is among Canada’s most respected book publishers (founder of Key Porter Books in 1982) and novelist covering a broad range of topics and published internationally in several languages. Her latest work is her memoir In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time. Her book The Ghosts of Europe won the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, while Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust, was awarded the 2007 Nereus Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Award and the Jewish Book Award for Non-Fiction. She is also the author of Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy. She holds honorary degrees from Ryerson University, St. Mary’s University, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.