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


Monica’s 2014 book, Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously, is the entertaining memoir of her online dating experiences as an older woman. Published by Head of Zeus, it is available as both an e-book and paperback from Amazon.






Monica will be one of three British writers of Hungarian descent taking part in a literary evening to mark the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution on 20th October 2016. The other participating authors are Tibor Fischer and Nick Barlay. They will reflect on the historic event through the experiences of their own families and describe how their lives have been influenced by the events of 1956. They will also give short readings of their work and answer questions from the evening’s moderator Robin Ashenden, Editor of the Central and Eastern European London Review, followed by a Q&A from the audience. Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU. Starts at 6.30 pm. Free entry but registration is required on  bookings@hungary.org.uk.


Halasz family in Budapest shortly before the Revolution

A young Monica and family in Budapest shortly before the Revolution