Welcome to the website of Monica Porter, who has been a London-based journalist since the 1970s. This website is about her newspaper and magazine writing, and her books, as well as any public events related to her work. You can also order her books from Amazon via this site. 


Monica’s latest book, Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously, is the sensational memoir of her online dating escapades as an older woman. Published by Head of Zeus, it is available as both an e-book and paperback from Amazon, and also from iBooks and Kobo.



DD-cover-smallDreams and Doorways, first published in 1993, was recently re-issued by Thistle Publishing, and is available on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. In it, Monica interviews a wide range of well-known figures – including Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Ken Livingstone, Henry Cooper and Edwina Currie – about the childhood experiences and influences which shaped their future lives.




Monica’s last public talk was about her mother’s heroic actions in wartime Hungary – recounted in Deadly Carousel: A Singer’s Story of the Second World War –  at Brent Civic Centre’s Holocaust Memorial Day event on 27 January 2016. Monica’s mother was the celebrated singer Vali Racz, who rescued Jewish friends during the Holocaust.

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