Big ticket author pulls out of Jaipur Literature Festival


Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling novel “Eat, Pray, Love” has pulled out of appearing at the Jaipur Literature Festival days before it opens on Jan. 21 in India’s pink city.

Ms. Gilbert, who was set to speak about her most recent novel “The Signature of All Things,” cited medical conditions preventing her from traveling to India to attend the festival, according to organizers.

“I have to cancel Jaipur, much to my sorrow. I am terribly disappointed and deeply sorry…I could not be more saddened about this,” Ms. Gilbert wrote to festival organizers. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ms. Gilbert told fans that the medical problem arose suddenly and though it was not “deadly or disastrous” it was “problematic and serious enough” to require her to cancel her trip.

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