Anna Porter

photo credits: Martin Lipman/Courtesy the Canada Council for the Arts

Anna Porter (Toronto, ON) has extensive experience in the publishing industry. She held several executive positions in leading book-publishing houses, among them Key Porter Books, which she founded with Key Publishers. She was chief executive officer and publisher until 2006. She is the author of one award-winning biography and three novels, all of which have been published in several languages throughout the world. Her most recent non-fiction book, Kasztner’s Train, was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Award. She has written about culture, history, formidable individuals and politics for several publications including Macleans and the Globe and Mail.

She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2003 in recognition of her work in promoting Canadian authors internationally. She is a member of several boards, including the Shaw Festival and York University.


She is the representative of the Canada Council for the Arts.