Agence France-PresseOctober 18, 2013 06:01
Alice Munro, 82, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, will not be able to attend the prize ceremony in Stockholm in December, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy said Friday.
"Her health is simply not good enough," Peter Englund wrote on his blog.
"All parties - including Mrs Munro herself - regret this, but there is no way around this," he wrote.
The Swedish Academy could not get hold of Munro before announcing the winner last Friday, but when Englund finally reached her several hours later, she indicated she probably would not be able to go.