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Alice Munro’s IFOA appearance cancelled

Alice Munro

Alice Munro’s sold-out appearance at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors has been cancelled.

In a press release from the IFOA, Munro’s friend and editor, Douglas Gibson, says, “Alice is 81 years old now, and her health is frail, making it impossible for her to attend this IFOA event, although she would very much like to be able to do so.”

Munro’s new short-story collection, Dear Life, will be released next week on Gibson’s eponymous McClelland & Stewart imprint. Earlier this year the author was forced to cancel another Toronto appearance at the Luminato festival.

Event ticket holders will be notified by the Harbourfront Centre box office.