John Miska


August 14, 2022

János Miska, John Miska (Nyírbiltek, January 20, 1932 – Budapest, August 3, 2022) is a Canadian-Hungarian writer and journalist.


He graduated from Hajdúböszörmény in 1953, then continued his studies at the Faculty of Comparative Literature and Journalism at ELTE until it was interrupted due to the 1956 revolution. After leaving Hungary in 1957, he continued his studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 1961, he graduated with a degree in history and philosophy, and after completing this with a library major, he successfully passed his exams in Toronto in 1962. He took a major role in the development and automation of libraries in Alberta and Central Canada, for which he received several state awards. After 30 years of service, he continued his work as a writer, journalist and editor in retirement on an island in British Columbia (Victoria). He wrote several books, and on June 4, 2012, he was able to travel to Budapest for the presentation of his latest book on home soil (Hungarian Canadian Consulate). The title of his autobiographical short story: This is how we lived.


Celebration, 1910-1985: An annotated bibliography of Agriculture Canada. Libraries Division, 1985 From Canada with Love: Selected Writings, 1975-1985. Canadian Hungarian Writers, 1989 Ethnic and Native Canadian Literature. University of Toronto Press, 1990 Canadian Studies on Hungarians, 1886-1986: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Canadian Plains Research Center, 1997 Over the bridge. Pomáz: Kráter Műhely Egyesület, 2011 Hungarian spring in Canada. Crater Workshop Association, 2011 From kerosene lamps to space travel. An autobiography; Crater, Pomáz, 2012 Hungarian literature in Canada, 1900–2010; Crater, Pomáz, 2012 In the service of two countries. My life, my work. Selected writings; Crater, Pomáz, 2013 I'm going to light a torch. Biography; Püski, Bp., 2016 John Miska: Hungarian Canadians. A selection of writings with fond memories; Püski, Bp., 2017 Flashlight in the rain; Püski, Bp., 2018



The Hungarian Presence in Canada McMaster University His data is in the catalog of the Petőfi Literary Museum

More information Serving his two nations. John Miska and his work / János Miska's work; ed. Miska Marie; Microform Biblios, Ottawa, 1992 (Canlit bibliographic series)